Zurbaran painted directly from nature, and he made great use of the lay-figure in the study of draperies, in which he was particularly proficient. He had a special gift for white draperies as a consequence, the houses of the white-robed Carthusians are abundant in his works.
-Francisco de Zurbaran - 1598 - 1664

About Francisco de Zurbaran:The Spanish painter, Francisco de Zurbar¨˘n was was born at Fuente de Cantos in Extremadura. He is known primarily for his religious works depicting monks, nuns, and martyrs, and for his still-lifes. Zurbar¨˘n gained the nickname Spanish Caravaggio, owing to the forcible, realistic use of chiaroscuro in which he excelled. We list seven Francisco de Zurbaran Paintings on this page.
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