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Francisco of Zurbarán (Source of Singings, Badajoz, 7 November 1598Madrid, 27 August 1664) was a painter and artist of the Century of Spanish Gold.

Contemporary and fellow of Velázquez, Zurbarán stood out in the religious painting, in which his painting reveals a big visual hard and a deep mysticism. It was a representative artist of the Contrarreforma. Influenced in his beginnings by italian painterCaravaggio, his style was evolving to approximate to the mastersmanieristas Italians. His representations move away of the realism of Velázquez and his compositions characterise by a modelling claroscuro with tones sourer.

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Christ in the Cross, 1627 (290 x 168 cm), Art Institute, Chicago.
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Saint Serapio, 1628 (120 x 103 cm.), Wadsworth Athenaeum (Connecticut).
Exhibition of the body of Saint Buenaventura, 1629 (250 x 225 cm.), Museum of the Louvre, Paris.
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San Francisco kneeled with a calavera in the hands, 1658 (84 x 53 cm.), Alte Pinakothek, Munich

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