Did you know that The Queen’s Dressing-room in the Alhambra contains a synthesis of the pictorial repertoire of the renaissance?

25/11/2015

The Queen’s Dressing-Room contains a synthesis of the most outstanding pictorial repertoire of the Spanish Renaissance by the artists Julio Aquiles and Alejandro Mayner, disciples of Rafael Sanzio.

In addition to mythological iconography, with very curious details such as corn cobs or a crab holding a clam, there are landscapes and scenes depicting the Imperial Navy, such as at the battle that took place during the landing in Tunis in 1536. In this detail we can see the fleet sailing towards Africa. It is significant that in the Alhambra of all places, the last stronghold of the Muslims in Spain, there should be a picture of the conquest of Tunis by Charles V’s imperial forces.