Las ˇleos de todo Juan Sanchez-Cotan


ID Image  Painting (From A to Z)       Details 
22395  
Juan Sanchez-Cotan, Fruit Still Life (mk14)
 
 Fruit Still Life (mk14)   c 1602 Oil on canvas,65 x 81 cm The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego,San Diego,CA
33625  
Juan Sanchez-Cotan, Still Life
 
 Still Life   mk86 c.1602 Oil on canvas 65x81cm
55738  
Juan Sanchez-Cotan, Still life
 
 Still life   mk244 c.1602 65x81cm Oil on canvas
3700  
Juan Sanchez-Cotan, Still Life  jjghjgh
 
 Still Life jjghjgh   c1600/10
21613  
Juan Sanchez-Cotan, Still Life (mk08)
 
 Still Life (mk08)   c.1602 Oil on canvas 65x81cm San Diego,The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego
23480  
Juan Sanchez-Cotan, Still Life (nn03)
 
 Still Life (nn03)   c 1600-10 Oil on canvas 69.5 x 96.5 cm 27 1/3 x 38 in Private collection
56042  
Juan Sanchez-Cotan, still life with game fowl
 
 still life with game fowl   mk247 c.1602,oil on canvas,26.25x34 in,67.8x88.7 cm,art lnstitute of chicago,chicago,il,usa
28099  
Juan Sanchez-Cotan, Still Life with Game,Vegetables,and Fruit
 
 Still Life with Game,Vegetables,and Fruit   mk61 1602 Oil on canvas 68x89cm
32878  
Juan Sanchez-Cotan, Still life with quince,cabbage,Melon and Cucumber
 
 Still life with quince,cabbage,Melon and Cucumber   mk84 ca.1600 San Diego.Museum of Art. canvas 69x85cm

Juan Sanchez-Cotan
Spanish 1561-1627 S??nchez Cot??n was born in the town of Orgaz, near Toledo. He was a friend and perhaps pupil of Blas de Prado, an artist famous for his still lifes whose mannerist style with touches of realism, the disciple developed further. Cot??n began by painting altar pieces and religious works. For approximately twenty years, he pursued a successful career in Toledo as an artist, patronized by the city??s aristocracy, painting religious scenes, portraits and still lifes. These paintings found a receptive audience among the educated intellectuals of Toledo society. S??nchez Cot??n executed his notable still lifes around the turn of the seventeenth century, before the end of his secular life. An example (seen above) is Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber (1602, in the San Diego Museum of Art). On August 10, 1603, Juan Sanchez Cotan, then in his forties, closed up his workshop at Toledo to renounce the world and enter the Carthusian monastery Santa Maria de El Paular. He continued his career painting religious works with singular mysticism. In 1612 he was sent to the Granada Charterhouse, he decided to become a monk, and in the following year he entered the Carthusian monastery at Granada as a laybrother. The reasons for this are not clear, though such action was not unusual in Cot??n??s day. Cotan was a prolific religious painter whose work, carried out exclusively for his monastery, reached its peak about 1617 in the cycle of eight great narrative paintings which he painted for the cloister of the Granada Monastery. These depict the foundation of the order of St. Bruno, and the prosecution of the monks in England by the Protestants. Although the painter??s religious works have an archaic air, they also reveal a keen interest in the treatment of light and volumes, and in some respect are comparable with certain works by the Italian Luca Cambiaso whom Cotan knew at the Escorial. While Cotan's religious works are unexceptional, as a still-life painter he ranks with the great names of European painting. In spite of his retreat from the world, Cotan??s influence remained strong. His concern with the relationships among objects and with achieving the illusion of reality through the use of light and shadow was a major influence on the work of later Spanish painters such as Juan van der Hamen, Felipe Ramirez, the brothers Vincenzo and Bartolomeo Carducci and, notably, Francisco de Zurbaran. Sanchez Cotan ended his days universally loved and regarded as a saint. He died in 1627 in Granada.



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