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Maricel Museum

Baroque and neo-classical (17th and 18th centuries)

First floor of the Maricel Museum.

First floor of the Maricel Museum.

The genre of the still life became quite popular in the Spanish Crown throughout this period, as a kind of accessible, decorative painting. Nonetheless, it could also embody the symbolism of the vanitas: a reflection on the futility of worldly pleasures when faced with the certainty of death.

The collection of ceramics and furniture reveals the appearance of new forms to meet the different needs that arose in the society of that period. Chests of drawers, desks, mirrors and crockery and ornamentation are proof of the changes that underlay the new idea of domestic life.

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