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Zurbarán, Francisco de
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(baptized Nov 7, 1598, Fuente de Cantos, Spain – Aug 27, 1664, Madrid), Spanish painter, renowned for his devotional images. Zurbarán painted narrative cycles, series, and altarpieces for churches and monasteries throughout southern Spain (Seville, Guadalupe, Jerez). His popular depictions of monks or saints (e.g. St. Francis) in meditation or prayer were simply arranged but emotionally direct. His works affirm his devotion to Mary as he created a significant Marian iconography (Immaculate Con­ception, 1661). Zurbarán’s later works, painted in Madrid …

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Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane, “Zurbarán, Francisco de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026552>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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