The eroding Spanish monarchy orchestrated the aesthetic principles of stillo desornamentado
(unadorned style) that originated El Escorial and developed with Juan Gomez de Mora's initiatives for the Royal Monastery Church of the Incarnation (DeLa Encarncion) in Madrid (23).
Nacia asi el White Cube o Cubo blanco, un espacio neutro, abstracto y desornamentado
que terminaria por convertirse en el marco mas adecuado para exponer arte moderno:
It was derived from medieval mendicant traditions and from the formal simplification of the so-called estilo desornamentado
, promoted under the reynado of Philip II, particularly by the royal architect, Juan de Herrera, who guided construction of the monastery in the Escorial during the very height of the Teresian reform.