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Wijnants is one of the founders of the great Dutch school of landscape. His interest is in realistic interpretations based on the everyday nature of the environment. In bright light, the solitude of a wooded area, the dunes, or a dead tree can reach a high-degree of perfection thanks to their observational details and a precious finish (which can be observed in the detailed depiction of the vegetation).
This work of art, attributed to Mariano Salvador Maella, represents one of the most popular and repeated themes of Spanish painting, the Immaculate Conception. The Virgin Mary, surrounded by angels, appears wrapped in a cloak moved by the celestial wind on the crescent of the moon, stepping on the serpent, with hands clasped and head crowned with stars and raised towards the Holy Spirit above her.
The character portrayed was the son of a French businessman who settled in Bollullos during the restoration of the Spanish monarchy to carry out wine-related business. An oil on canvas, dating from the early twentieth century. During restoration work, an old work of art, which shows in the present painting, was detected under the surface coat of paint. It reveals the upside-down image of a woman with a shawl.
The work depicts a young melancholic man, supporting his right arm on a red cushion, while holding his head with a closed fist, staring, lost in his thoughts. In the background, a fabric of oriental inspiration, closes the landscape. The painter, José Dabrio, was a student of José Fernández Alvarado and apprentice and admirer of Daniel Vázquez Díaz. He signed it in 1921, whilst in training in the Painting Academy of Huelva.
This other portrait by Vázquez Díaz is a work of great dimensions with a composition reminiscent of the royal equestrian portraits of Spanish and European Baroque painting.
It is an exaltation of the hero, the conqueror, which links directly with what the artist was aiming to embody, with great splendor and expertise in the frescoes of La Rábida: the Hispanidad theme.
Pepe Caballero was a painter, draftsman, printmaker, and illustrator, with constantly evolving projects. One example of his work is this piece from the late 50s to early 60s, where his trademark playful use of perspective and elegant use of chrome can be seen, as well as his classic breakdown of shape.
Unique Works of Art of the Huelva Museum
Museo de Huelva
Consejería de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucía