With Velázquez and El Greco, Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) is undoubtedly one of the best known seventeenth century Spanish painters.
Zurbaran, who represented monastic ascetism for the Romantics, has come to the forefront once again in the twentieth century, thanks partly to cubism, which contributed to rediscovery of the great plastic qualities of his work.
Indeed, if the simplicity of his artistic preparation reflects a melancholy and somewhat unrefined temperament, and his painting contains a rustic accent, in his work there is a preponderance of plastic values that respond to a concern with giving a concrete form to the construction of the spirit.
In Zurbaran, Profesor Santiago Alcolea provides us with an overview of the whole artistic career of Zurbaran, which is structured into four periods marked by important events that led to major changes in his style.
|Dimensions||22.1 X 28.7 X 1.5 cm|