Dand according to the museum, the painting will be exhibited as part of the Work Invited & # 39; cycle, which receives works from other institutions, and the session will be attended by the Portuguese Minister of Culture, Luís Filipe Castro Mendes , and the counterpart of Spain, Jose Guirao, at 18.00.
& # 39; The surrender of the Elector of Saxony to Charles V & # 39 ;, by Luca Giordano (Naples, 1634-1705), painted around 1700, is an oil on canvas of the national heritage of Spain.
The painting shows Carlos V in gilded armor and necklace of the Golden Fleece on the left, and the Duke of Alba, D. Fernando Álvarez, the commander of the victorious imperial troops, who presents the defeated voter of Saxony, John Frederick, on the right.
Luca Giordano, born in Naples in 1632, the son of the painter António Giordano, revealed a very precocious talent and became one of the most productive and renowned European painters of the seventeenth century, the museum recalls in a text about painting.
The importance of the city as an artistic center was marked by the presence of painters such as Caravaggio, Massimo Stanzione, Bernardo Cavalino, Francazano or Mattia Preti, who responded to the great works of the anti-terrorist church, under the patronage of the nobility associated with the Spanish viceroyalty. .
"Luca Giordano grew artistically in this environment of artistic recognition and bustle of the city and profited greatly", became a famous painter of frescoes, who in the 1680s had made large series of paintings in vaults of palaces and Neapolitan churches.
He entered Spain in March 1692 and immediately devoted himself to the painting of the great vault of the Escorial staircase, a work in which he worked.
& # 39; The election of the Elector of Saxony for Charles V & # 39; can be seen in the MNAA until January 13, 2019.
The MNAA was founded in 1884 and houses the most important public collection of ancient art, painting, sculpture, Portuguese and European decorative arts of the country, of Portuguese maritime expansion, from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. number of works classified as national treasures.
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