— Artistic dialogue between Al-Andalus and the Iberian Christian kingdoms —

Between the 10th and 12th centuries we may find political and cultural transformations that significantly affected the relations between al-Andalus and the peninsular Christian kingdoms. Both the warlike confrontations and the multiple exchanges between the Christian and Muslim communities left an important mark on the art of that time. Romanesque art presents certain architectural and figurative elements that seem inspired by the Andalusian Islamic art. The journey of these motifs constitutes a fascinating display of artistic dialogue that highlights the need to break the disciplinary barrier that separates the study of Christian and Islamic art from the middle centuries of the Middle Ages.




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