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FRANCISCO DE ZURBARÁN (07/11/1598 - 27/08/1664) is stored in Classora as a painter. His birthplace is Fuente de Cantos, in province Badajoz. This spanish artist sometimes refered to as the Spanish Caravaggio because of his succesful use of chiaroscuro, characterized by sharp, contrasting light and dark. He was best know for his religious paintings and for his still-lifes. His master-pieces are found in countless museums: Lisbone, Chicago Art Institute, Sevilla Fine Arts, Prado Museum Madrid, Louvre in Paris, Valdés Collection (Bilbao), Barcelone National Museum of Art. There is information in Classora Knowledge Base about 2 rankings, reports and surveys. (edit this text)

Name: Francisco de Zurbarán
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Date of birth: 07/11/1598
Date of death: 27/08/1664
Occupation: Artistic Painter
Birthplace: Fuente de Cantos
Sex: Male

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  • Ana #1 Ana Sunday, March 25, 2012

    The Spanish painter FRANCISCO DE ZURBARÁN (1598-1664) sometimes referred to as Spanish Caravaggio because of his succesful use of chiaroscuro, characterized by sharp, contrasting light and dark. He was best know for his religious paintings and for his still-lifes. His master-pieces are found in countless museums around the word: Louvre (Paris); Prado (Madrid); Fine Arts (Sevilla); Art Institute (Chicago, Illinois); Valdés Collection (Bilbao); National Museum of art (Barcelone); Lisboa; and others. analopetegui@terra.es

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