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Retablo Virgen de los ángeles de Cubel.

If there is an artistic period that has marked more deeply and for a longer time the cultural heritage of Daroca and its region, that is the Gothic one.


The core of this development is found in Daroca, whose influence as a cultural and religious center justified the presence of artisans of all disciplines over several centuries: from defensive architecture (Puerta Baja) to civil (Palacio de los Luna) ; from incipient Gothic (apse of the Santo Domingo church or the interior of that of San Miguel) to the splendor of Burgundian Gothic (Capilla de los Corporales); from international crafts (English Alabasters) to more local ones (goldsmithing and textile pieces, even in furniture art with its renowned Organ.

Daroca is the great beginning of the Gothic Route through the Region.

Very remarkable were the painting workshops.

Of the four periods of Gothic painting, in the Region we have three of them: linear Gothic, international Gothic and Hispano-Flemish whose highest representative in Aragon was Bartolomé Bermejo . Works such as altarpieces dedicated to Santo Domingo de Silos or Santa Engracia were painted in his Darocense workshop, in addition to influencing collaborators such as Juan de Bonilla, Miguel Ximénez or Martín Bernat.

Masters of whom works are preserved are:

  • Martin del Cano:  Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Angels in Cubel, Altarpiece of San Miguel, that of San Pedro and the Altarpiece of the Virgin in Daroca, part of the Altarpiece of the Virgin of Retascón that he shared with the Master of Retascón , the Altarpiece of San Pedro in Langa del Castillo etc.

  • Blasco de Grañén , painter of the triple dedication altarpiece (Saint Blas, Virgin of Mercy and Saint Tomás Becket) of Anento and part of that of the Virgin of Villarroya del Campo

  •   Juan Bonilla is attributed an altarpiece in Villadoz and another in Torralbilla

  • to Ximénez another altarpiece in Villadoz.

  • of the great Bermejo are the tables of the Santa Engracia Altarpiece that we can see in the Parish Museum, of his disciple Bernat is the Predella de Lechón, etc.

As you can see, our Gothic Route is one of the most complete in Aragon.  All this without counting on the regional Gothic heritage today preserved in museums such as the Provincial Museum of Zaragoza, the Prado Museum or the National Archaeological Museum.

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