Francisco Zurbaran

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Style: Baroque;

Place: Fuente De Cantos

Born: 1598

Death: 1664

Biography:

Francisco de Zurbar?n (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. Zurbar?n gained the nickname Spanish Caravaggio, owing to the forceful, realistic use of chiaroscuro in which he excelled. Zurbar?n was born in 1598...

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