Spanish Painting

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The Prado Museum.

Spanish Painting has a rich and famous collection of artworks. Among his artists are some of the greatest in art history. Names like El Greco, Francisco de Zurbarán, Diego Velazquez, Alonso Cano, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Francisco de Goya, Joaquín Sorolla, Ignacio Zuloaga, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Joan Miró and Salvador Dali represent some of the most valued artist in painting.

The Spanish Golden Age, seventeenth century, produced outstanding artworks in Mannerist and Baroque style. The Burial of Count Orgaz, Las Meninas, Surrender of Breda, The Painter Before Christ Crucified, Dead Christ Supported by an Angel, and Boys Eating Melon are some of this great masterpieces. Diego Velázquez as a portraitist is acknowledged as one of the world greatest painters. Murillo was one of the most famous artists in all of Europe, far more famous even than Velázquez.

In the 18th century Goya dominated Spanish painting. Mariano Fortuny (1838–1874) and Eduardo Rosales (1836–1873) are considered among the important Spanish painters of the nineteenth century after Goya. Picasso is one of the most prolific artists in history and a major figure in 20th-century art. Salvador Dali was probably the greatest Surrealist artist using bizarre dream imagery to create unforgettable and unmistakable landscapes of his inner world. [1]

Modern Spanish painting is studied in styles and movements like: Impressionism, Symbolism, Cubism, and Surrealism.

Landscape painting is rare in Spanish art.


Spain has such a strong artistic tradition that Spanish art has become a leading attraction for tourism. [2]


Alonso Cano, The Dead Christ Supported by an Angel, ca. 1648.

See also

Luis Meléndez, Still Life with Figs and Bread, ca. 1770.


Christóbal Ramírez de Arellano, Still Life with Grapes, Melon and Apricots.
Ignacio Zuloaga Condesa de Noailles, 1913.

External links

Jesús María Cormán, 5.8 Richter scale, 2001.


Mariano Fortuny (1838–1874), The Spanish Wedding (La Vicaría), 1870.
Miro, The Nightingale's Song at Midnight and the Morning Rain, 1940.


Eduardo Rosales - Juan de Austria s presentation to Emperor Carlos V in Yuste 1868 1869.jpg

Eduardo Rosales, Juan de Austria's presentation to Emperor Carlos V in Yuste, 1868-1869.

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