Fundacion Coleccion Thyssen-Bornemisza Zurbaran : A New Perspective exhibition catalogue

Zurbaran : A New Perspective

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A comprehensive overview and the first substantial English-language monograph in decades on the great 17th-century Spanish painter Zurbarán

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 Velázquez, Zurbarán 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, Zurbarán'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, Zurbarán: A New Perspective includes work by a selection of his most talented pupils, and by his son Juan de Zurbarán, also a superb still-life painter.

Details
  • Author: Odile Delenda
  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Date published: October 2015
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-8415113676
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 24.4 cm

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