Francisco de Zurbarán
Francisco de Zurbarán was Spanish painter who was greatly influenced by Velázquez. Zurbarán is known for depicting religious figures in his work which were painted in a realistic style that enforces chiaroscuro, a technique used to create three dimensional effects in paintings. In his career, Zurbarán gained the nickname the “Spanish Caravaggio” due to his work mirroring effect that the Italian painter used.
Strike a Pose: Contrapposto
Each installment of Strike a Pose features one of art history’s most seminal postures. Mediums range from sculpture to oils…