Andalusian painters! 👨🎨
You will know that art in Andalusia is one of the best known aspects of this land all over the world. Andalusia is the birthplace of many artists, including some painters who have pioneered some of the most valued techniques. The history of Spain would not be understood without the Andalusian painters. Artists of the stature of Picasso, Julio Romero de Torres and Velázquez all belong to this land.
Today we want to tell you a little more about some of the most important Andalusian painters and their most outstanding works.
He is considered to be one of the most important painters of the baroque period and Spanish painting. Sevillian who moved to Madrid at the age of 24. In the capital, Velázquez was appointed painter to King Felipe IV and four years later he was promoted to the position of painter of the chamber.
Chamber painter is the most important position among court painters. He dedicated the rest of his life to this work. This allowed him to travel and study the royal collection. He has painted such important works as the Rendición de Breda, Las Meninas and Las Hilanderas.
The main part of his paintings are kept in the Prado Museum in Madrid.
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Another of the most acclaimed Andalusian painters. Sevillian by birth, but acclaimed throughout the world. Bartolomé Esteban Murillo is one of the best known and most appreciated Andalusian and Spanish painters outside Spain.
There are many works of Murillo that art lovers want to see when they go to some exhibitions. The bulk of his collection is made up of works of a religious nature, but he also cultivates genre painting. Murillo was a great figure of the Baroque and experts agree that they appreciate Italian Renaissance elements, perhaps because of the strong influx of masters like Zurbaran.
Murillo’s works are mainly exhibited in his hometown, Seville. In the capital of Seville you can find many works and learn a little more about this important Andalusian painter.
You have surely seen some of Murillo’s works, did you even know that he has a work of his own? Self-portrait, is one of the most acclaimed works in the Naturalist style.
Julio Romero de Torres:
“He painted the brunette woman”, we’re sure you’ve heard some of the songs that name it, especially Manolo Escobar’s version. Julio Romero de Torres was a painter from Cordoba who belonged to the Generation of ’98.
Julio Romero de Torres’ paintings reflect a dramatic and rural Spain. A beautiful drawing and very balanced compositions. This Andalusian painter was also known for his flamenco and bullfighting themes.
Have you ever seen a thousand peseta note? The image is a painting by this painter called Fuensanta.
He belongs to a family of artists, son of Rafael Romero Barros, a painter of manners and curator of the Museum of Fine Arts in Cordoba.
Among the most outstanding works of the Andalusian painter are Naranjas y Limones, Amor místico, La saeta or Cante hondo.
The malagueño of the malagueños. Pablo Ruiz Picasso is the most important Andalusian painter in the province of Malaga. Painter, sculptor and creator of cubism.
Thanks to his great art his works are exhibited in museums and collections all over Europe, but above all he has special recognition in his land, Malaga. In the capital of the Costa del Sol you can find two spaces dedicated to the artist.
Casa Natal Picasso: This space where the artist lived is in the Plaza de la Merced in Malaga. Here you can find 3 rooms dedicated to the artist and his life in the city.
Museo Picasso Malaga: It was opened in 2003, and has become one of the most important museums in Málaga. The pioneer of Cubism has in this space 300 works on display that make a journey through his life.
Last but not least we talk about Juan de Valdes Leal. Andalusian painter of the Spanish Baroque. Sevillian by birth, known mainly for the two “hieroglyphs of the end times”
A life between Cordoba and Seville. Almost all his works have a religious character, where life and death are reflected. The comparison with Murillo has been frequent, if that of Murillo was glimpsed as sweetness and calm, that of Valdés Leal was roughness and drama. In the Prado Museum in Madrid you can find 14 canvases related to the Andalusian painter Valdés Leal.
As you have seen, there is a lot of Andalusian Art that has been proclaimed to the world. Luckily in the museums of Malaga you can see many important works. The Andalusian painters are part of the culture of Spain. Do you want to know more? Take a look at the best museums in Malaga.