Galician painting and the quality of its works have been questioned on numerous occasions by critics such as Manuel Murguía and Couselo Bouzas. However, in the heart of Santiago de Compostela is the collection of paintings of San Martiño Pinario.
In the church of the monastery of San Martiño Pinario, both the choir seating and the large collection of altarpieces stand out. The church dates from 1590, but the interior decoration is later. Over the years, the religious order contracted the services of several sculptors to
The Baroque is an artistic movement that emerged in Europe in the 17th century and developed until the 18th century. The painting of this period, like sculpture, is characterised by realism in its representations. In addition, bright colours and the contrast of light and shade predominate.