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'Oterito'

  • Ignacio Zuloaga.'Oterito'. Cordoba Museum of Fine Arts © De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Ignacio Zuloaga.'Oterito'. Cordoba Museum of Fine Arts © De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

     
  

Category

Painting

Date

1936

Original title

'Oterito'
Cordoba Museum of Fine Arts
Córdoba
Cordoba, Andalusia
Cordoba

This drawing is by Ignacio Zuloaga, one of the Spanish artists who lived in the period between the 19th and 20th centuries and whose importance lies in his innovative contribution to the art of the time.

In 1936, the artist painted a full-length portrait of this woman in which she is shown seated and wearing a bullfighter's jacket, and which can today be seen in the Zuloaga Museum in Pedraza (Segovia). The subject was originally thought to be the gypsy singer Carolina Otero, popularly known as “La bella Otero”. The sitter has now been identified as Eulalia Franco, famous as “Oterito”, a singer of possibly Cuban origin who enjoyed great success in the early 20th century. This drawing is very similar to the painting mentioned above, and depicts her as she dances, skilfully capturing her sweetness, but also the strength, passion and vitality of the gypsy spirit.

Details of the work

Object
Drawing

Technique
Clarión and drawing technique

Material
Charcoal on paper

  

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