Saint Bartholomew

Francisco Zurbarán17th century

National Palace of Ajuda

National Palace of Ajuda
Lisbon, Portugal

This work was attributed to Zurbarán in the 21st century by professor Cesare Alpini, when he visited the Ajuda National Palace in 2007.

Francisco de Zurbarán was born in Badajoz in 1598, he died in Madrid in 1664. He was a Spanish baroque painter who along with Murillo (1617-1682) and Velázquez was considered a master of this period. Initially from the Caravaggio school, his work began to resemble that of the mannerist Italians and like the work of Velázquez it became progressively realistic. His compositions are characterised by contrasting bright and dark tones

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  • Title: Saint Bartholomew
  • Creator: Francisco Zurbarán
  • Date Created: 17th century
  • Location: Ajuda National Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location Created: Spain
  • Provenance: Coleção Palácio da Ajuda
  • Subject Keywords: Saint Bartholomew
  • Rights: DGPC/ADF
  • Medium: Painting
  • Art Genre: Religious art
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Depicted Person: Saint Bartholomew