Fine illustrations and in-depth critical contributions accompany the reader in the discovery of the art of Zurbarán, a dramatic, evocative protagonist of Baroque painting.
The Masters series now contains a volume on Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664), a fascinating artist trained in the flourishing school of Seville. This is the first Italian monograph on the work of this sensitive exponent of the Spanish 1600s.
The painting of Zurbarán is steeped in ardent spirituality: imposing figures, sculptural volumes stand out against dark backgrounds, their severe immobility underscoring the power and exemplary character of his art. At the service of the influential monastic orders of the Andalusian city, Zurbarán received prestigious commissions, like the twenty-one canvases for the monastery of San Pablo or the very refined images of young female saints. The fine selection of illustrations includes actual-size reproductions of details, while the in-depth critical contributions accompany the reader in the discovery of the art of Zurbarán, a dramatic, evocative protagonist of Baroque painting.