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Blessed John Houghton

  • Blessed John Houghton. Cadiz Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Blessed John Houghton. Cadiz Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Painting

Date

1637-1639

Cultural background

Baroque

Original title

Beato John de Houghton
Cadiz Museum
Cádiz
Cadiz, Andalusia
Cadiz

It is one of the boards painted by Zurbarán for the Cartuja Monastery in Jerez; one of the best series by this artist.

Zurbarán knew how to express the meaning of monastic religiousness brilliantly. His work is characterised by the precision of the drawing, the chiaroscuro which surpassed Tenebrism and a wonderful colour application. In the foreground, there are numerous figures in a strong light, contrasted with the shades, in which the colour is spread over large surfaces, achieving a feeling of volume and a monumental character.

Details of the work

Object
Painting

Dimensions
122 x 64 cm.

Technique
Oil on board.

  

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