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Isabel la Católica

Click here to listen to all about Isabel la Católica: Isabella I (Madrigal de las Altas Torres, 22 April 1451–Medina del Campo, 26 November 1504) was Queen of Castille. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon. Isabella and Ferdinand are known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile


Velázquez: Pintor de pintores

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age. He was an important portrait artist of the contemporary


El Greco: Master of the Mannerism

El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541 – 7 April 1614), was a Greek artist whose painting and sculpture helped define the Spanish Renaissance and influence various movements to come. “El Greco” (“The Greek”) was a nick-friedmanname, a reference to his Greek origin. He is remembered chiefly for his elongated, tortured