Zurbarán: a new look

Francisco de Zurbarán Spanish, 1598–1664 Saint Serapion, 1628 Oil on canvas; 47 5/16 x 40 15/16 in. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1951.40

Francisco de Zurbarán
Spanish, 1598–1664
Saint Serapion, 1628
Oil on canvas; 47 5/16 x 40 15/16 in.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1951.40

Zurbarán: a new look

Until September 13
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
The exhibition Zurbarán: a new look will give visitors of the Museum in the summer of 2015 a new route for the production of Extremadura artist from his first commissions to the key works of his mature period; a new view of one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age thanks to the presence of unreleased or recovered in recent years and have never been exhibited in Spain canvases.

Contemporary of Velázquez, realistic and mystical vision of his painting and his peculiar way of addressing the various issues have become a major painter who has been recognized by modern trends in painting.

The sample confront their work with that of his best disciples, gathered in one of the rooms, as well as that of his son, Juan de Zurbaran, represented by its refined still lifes.

Mythological works and portraits complete the extensive production of religious themes throughout the seven rooms of the exhibition, jointly curated by Odile Delenda, art historian and specialist painter and Sea Borobia, head of Old Master Paintings of the Thyssen -Bornemisza.

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