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Number of Pages: 231

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: Criticism & Theory

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Fundacion Coleccion ABC

Language: English

Street Date: October 27, 2015
TCIN: 76779945
UPC: 9788415113676
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-5409

Description

This volume offers the most comprehensive overview in print--and the first substantial English-language monograph in decades--on the great 17th-century Spanish painter Zurbar�n. It spans his entire career, from his earliest commissions to key works from his mature period, plus works recently rediscovered over the past few years.
A contemporary of Vel�zquez, Zurbar�n developed an austere vision that combined exacting realism with a palpable mysticism. Though he was sometimes known as "the Spanish Caravaggio" for his harsh use of chiaroscuro, Zurbar�n's particular achievement was his creation of a more austere quietism, and a less foreboding if more melancholy atmosphere--qualities which lent themselves ideally to such genres as still lifes and his portraits of monks and martyrs, and which also ensured his importance for early modernism (especially Cubism).
Examining this beloved painter's oeuvre across six themed sections, Zurbar�n: A New Perspective includes work by a selection of his most talented pupils, and by his son Juan de Zurbar�n, also a superb still-life painter.
Francisco Zurbar�n (1598-1664) is closely associated with the city of Seville, where he served his apprenticeship, and where his most famous painting, the ca. 1631 "Apotheosis of Saint Thomas Aquinas," now resides, at the Seville Museum. Zurbar�n served as court painter to Philip IV, who is said to have revered him as "painter to the king, king of painters."
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