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Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

FREE but advance registration is required.


Zurbarán’s Series for the New World

Museum Lecture
Odile Delenda, Research Fellow, Wildenstein Institute and Author, Zurbarán Catalog Raisonné

By 1640, the great commissions of the art market in Seville were drying up, while the colonial American market was beginning to thrive. By mid-century, the Andalusian capital was suffering from a deep economic depression, aggravated by the outbreak of the plague in 1649, which greatly reduced the city’s population. At this time, the workshop of Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) began to produce numerous canvases for the colonial market. Delenda discusses how the painter from Extremadura developed sets or series of sacred themes, including the Founders of Orders, the Twelve Apostles, Virgin Saints, and the Sons of Jacob, along with secular themes such as the Seven Infants of Lara or the Roman Caesars, to adorn the religious and civic buildings of the New World.


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