Francisco de Zurbaran

1598-1664 Spanish Francisco de Zurbaran Galleries Spanish baroque painter, active mainly at Llerena, Madrid, and Seville. He worked mostly for ecclesiastical patrons. His early paintings, including Crucifixion (1627; Art Inst., Chicago), St. Michael (Metropolitan Mus.), and St. Francis (City Art Museum, St. Louis), often suggest the austere simplicity of wooden sculpture. The figures, placed close to the picture surface, are strongly modeled in dramatic light against dark backgrounds, indicating the influence of Caravaggio. They were clearly painted as altarpieces or devotional objects. In the 1630s the realistic style seen in his famous Apotheosis of St. Thomas Aquinas (1631; Seville) yields to a more mystical expression in works such as the Adoration of the Shepherds (1638; Grenoble); in this decade he was influenced by Ribera figural types and rapid brushwork. While in Seville, Zurbur??n was clearly influenced by Velazquez. After c.1640 the simple power of Zurbaran work lessened as Murillo influence on his painting increased (e.g., Virgin and Child with St. John, Fine Arts Gall., San Diego, Calif.). There are works by Zurbar??n in the Hispanic Society of America, New York City; the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art..

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Francisco de Zurbaran Saint Francis of Assisi oil painting


Saint Francis of Assisi
Painting ID::  703
Artist: Francisco de Zurbaran
Painting: Saint Francis of Assisi
Introduction: c1650/60
   
   
     

Francisco de Zurbaran The Adoration of the Shepherds_a oil painting


The Adoration of the Shepherds_a
Painting ID::  706
Artist: Francisco de Zurbaran
Painting: The Adoration of the Shepherds_a
Introduction: 1638-39 Musee des Beaux Arts, Grenoble
   
   
     

Francisco de Zurbaran Still Life with Oranges and Lemons oil painting


Still Life with Oranges and Lemons
Painting ID::  708
Artist: Francisco de Zurbaran
Painting: Still Life with Oranges and Lemons
Introduction: 1633 Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California, USA
   
   
     

Francisco de Zurbaran The Lying in State of St.Bonaventura oil painting


The Lying in State of St.Bonaventura
Painting ID::  727
Artist: Francisco de Zurbaran
Painting: The Lying in State of St.Bonaventura
Introduction: 1629 Musee du Louvre, Paris
   
   
     

Francisco de Zurbaran The Virgin Mary and Christ oil painting


The Virgin Mary and Christ
Painting ID::  50604
Artist: Francisco de Zurbaran
Painting: The Virgin Mary and Christ
Introduction: mk213 Oil on canvas
   
   
     

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     1598-1664 Spanish Francisco de Zurbaran Galleries Spanish baroque painter, active mainly at Llerena, Madrid, and Seville. He worked mostly for ecclesiastical patrons. His early paintings, including Crucifixion (1627; Art Inst., Chicago), St. Michael (Metropolitan Mus.), and St. Francis (City Art Museum, St. Louis), often suggest the austere simplicity of wooden sculpture. The figures, placed close to the picture surface, are strongly modeled in dramatic light against dark backgrounds, indicating the influence of Caravaggio. They were clearly painted as altarpieces or devotional objects. In the 1630s the realistic style seen in his famous Apotheosis of St. Thomas Aquinas (1631; Seville) yields to a more mystical expression in works such as the Adoration of the Shepherds (1638; Grenoble); in this decade he was influenced by Ribera figural types and rapid brushwork. While in Seville, Zurbur??n was clearly influenced by Velazquez. After c.1640 the simple power of Zurbaran work lessened as Murillo influence on his painting increased (e.g., Virgin and Child with St. John, Fine Arts Gall., San Diego, Calif.). There are works by Zurbar??n in the Hispanic Society of America, New York City; the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art..