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Francisco de Zurbarán

Spanish painter

1598   -   1664

movement: baroque
genre: still life
country of citizenship: Spain
occupation: painter

Francisco de Zurbarán (baptized November 7, 1598 – August 27, 1664) was a Spanish painter. He is known primarily for his religious paintings depicting monks, nuns, and martyrs, and for his still-lifes. Zurbarán gained the nickname Spanish Caravaggio, owing to the forceful, realistic use of chiaroscuro in which he excelled.
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