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El gusto francés Catalog

The French Taste

This 336-page publication brings together the paintings, drawings, sculptures, pieces of sumptuary and decorative arts and objects of everyday use that were part of the El gusto francés [The French Taste] exhibition, which addressed the main ways in which French taste penetrated Spain through the testimony of more than one hundred works of art produced between the 17th and 19th centuries that are preserved in our collection.

The project, which was approached in a cross-cutting manner, intersects aspects of the history of taste with elements of the history of collecting, combined with other parallel disciplines such as the study of diplomatic relations, the phenomena of cultural hybridization and the analysis of how national identities are constructed.