Spanish Baroque Art
Francisco de Zurbarán
The Vision of Fray Pedro de Salamanca, 1639
Monasterio de Santa María de Guadalupe (Sacristía), Spain

Francisco de Zurbarán

The Vision of Fray Pedro de Salamanca, 1639

Monasterio de Santa María de Guadalupe (Sacristía), Spain

Tags: #zurbaran #francisco de zurbaran #portrait #vision #monk #hieronymite order #hieronymites #jeronimos #religion #catholicism #history #17th century #1630s #art history #painting #baroque #baroque art #baroque painting #spanish art #spanish painting #spanish baroque art #guadalupe #monasterio de guadalupe #real monasterio de santa maria de guadalupe #spain #art
Francisco de Zurbarán
The Charity of Fray Martín de Vizcaya, 1639
Monasterio de Santa María de Guadalupe (Sacristía), Spain

Francisco de Zurbarán

The Charity of Fray Martín de Vizcaya, 1639

Monasterio de Santa María de Guadalupe (Sacristía), Spain

Tags: #zurbaran #francisco de zurbaran #portrait #hieronymites #hieronymite order #jeronimos #charity #theological virtues #monk #religion #catholicism #still life #history #17th century #1630s #art history #painting #baroque #baroque art #baroque painting #spanish art #spanish painting #spanish baroque art #guadalupe #monasterio de guadalupe #real monasterio de santa maria de guadalupe #spain #art
Francisco de Zurbarán
Mass of Fray Pedro de Cabañuelas, 1638
Monasterio de Santa María de Guadalupe (Sacristía), Spain

Francisco de Zurbarán

Mass of Fray Pedro de Cabañuelas, 1638

Monasterio de Santa María de Guadalupe (Sacristía), Spain

Tags: #zurbaran #francisco de zurbaran #vision #mass #eucharist #holy eucharist #portrait #monk #hieronymite order #hieronymites #jeronimos #religion #catholicism #history #17th century #1630s #art history #painting #baroque #baroque art #baroque painting #spanish art #spanish painting #spanish baroque art #monasterio de guadalupe #real monasterio de santa maria de guadalupe #guadalupe #spain #art
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Francisco de Zurbarán
Portrait of Fray Gonzalo de Illescas, 1639
Monasterio de Santa María de Guadalupe (Sacristía), Spain

Francisco de Zurbarán

Portrait of Fray Gonzalo de Illescas, 1639

Monasterio de Santa María de Guadalupe (Sacristía), Spain

Tags: #zurbaran #francisco de zurbaran #portrait #monk #still life #vanitas #memento mori #hieronymite order #hieronymites #jeronimos #religion #catholicism #history #17th century #1630s #art history #painting #baroque art #baroque painting #spanish baroque art #spanish painting #spanish art #monasterio de guadalupe #real monasterio de santa maria de guadalupe #guadalupe #spain #art
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Francisco de Zurbarán
The Vision of Fray Andrés Salmerón, 1639
Monasterio de Santa María de Guadalupe (Sacristía), Spain

Francisco de Zurbarán

The Vision of Fray Andrés Salmerón, 1639

Monasterio de Santa María de Guadalupe (Sacristía), Spain

Tags: #zurbaran #francisco de zurbaran #vision #jesus #christ #hieronymites #hieronymite order #jeronimos #monk #portrait #religion #catholicism #history #17th century #1630s #art history #painting #baroque #baroque art #baroque painting #spanish baroque art #spanish painting #spanish art #monasterio de guadalupe #real monasterio de santa maria de guadalupe #guadalupe #spain #art
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Chapel of Saint Jerome, Monastery of Guadalupe, Spain

"For the chapel, Zurbarán produced two large paintings, the Temptation of Saint Jerome and the Flagellation of Saint Jerome, to be placed at either side of the altar, as well as works for the predella -small figures of seven monks and one nun- and the attic of the altarpiece (now preserved in the treasury of the monastery). In the center of the altarpiece is a copy of the sculpture Saint Jerome Penitent (Museo de Bellas Artes, Seville), by Pietro Torrigiano, and in the apex is the Apotheosis of Saint Jerome.” (source)

Chapel of Saint Jerome, Monastery of Guadalupe, Spain

"For the chapel, Zurbarán produced two large paintings, the Temptation of Saint Jerome and the Flagellation of Saint Jerome, to be placed at either side of the altar, as well as works for the predella -small figures of seven monks and one nun- and the attic of the altarpiece (now preserved in the treasury of the monastery). In the center of the altarpiece is a copy of the sculpture Saint Jerome Penitent (Museo de Bellas Artes, Seville), by Pietro Torrigiano, and in the apex is the Apotheosis of Saint Jerome.” (source)

Tags: #monasterio de guadalupe #real monasterio de santa maria de guadalupe #guadalupe #architecture #saint jerome #hieronymites #hieronymite order #jeronimos #zurbaran #francisco de zurbaran #altarpiece #religion #catholicism #history #17th century #1640s #art history #painting #baroque #baroque art #baroque painting #spanish art #spanish painting #spanish baroque art #spain #art
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Francisco de Zurbarán and Workshop
Saint Jerome with Saint Paula and Saint Eustochium, 1640-50
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC


"In seventeenth-century Spain, the religious orders were unrivaled in their patronage of the arts. Among the most important were the Hieronymites, whose white and brown habits are worn by these three saints: Paula, her daughter Eustochium, and Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymous, called Jerome in English. Under Jerome’s spiritual direction, the two women founded a hospice and convent in the Holy Land that were regarded as the initial establishments of the Hieronymite Order. Paula and Jerome hold books, alluding to Jerome’s role as the translator of the Bible into Latin. Paula, a well-educated woman from an illustrious Roman family, assisted Jerome with translations from Greek. Although Jerome is traditionally shown in a cardinal’s garb, this is ahistorical. He died around 420, but the office of cardinal was not created until the end of the eleventh century, and the red robe and hat were not adopted until the mid-1200s." (+)

"Jerome’s enemies found that his denunciations of clerical indulgence and advocacy of self-denial were odd when they considered his close relationship with Paula. An amorous relationship between Jerome and Paula was suggested as having occurred. - Palladius, a contemporary of Jerome, believed that Paula was hindered by Jerome: "For though she was able to surpass all, having great abilities, he hindered her by his jealousy, having induced her to serve his own plan."”
"An anecdote told of Jerome, of twelfth-century origin, tells that Roman clergy hostile to Jerome planned to have him expelled from the city by planting a woman’s robe next to his bed. When Jerome awoke in the middle of the night to attend the service of matins, he absentmindedly put on the female robes. He was thus accused of having had a woman in his bed. This story acknowledges, while at the same time discrediting as a malicious slander, Jerome’s relationship with women, such the kind he is presumed to have had with Paula." (+)

Francisco de Zurbarán and Workshop

Saint Jerome with Saint Paula and Saint Eustochium, 1640-50

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

"In seventeenth-century Spain, the religious orders were unrivaled in their patronage of the arts. Among the most important were the Hieronymites, whose white and brown habits are worn by these three saints: Paula, her daughter Eustochium, and Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymous, called Jerome in English. Under Jerome’s spiritual direction, the two women founded a hospice and convent in the Holy Land that were regarded as the initial establishments of the Hieronymite Order. Paula and Jerome hold books, alluding to Jerome’s role as the translator of the Bible into Latin. Paula, a well-educated woman from an illustrious Roman family, assisted Jerome with translations from Greek. Although Jerome is traditionally shown in a cardinal’s garb, this is ahistorical. He died around 420, but the office of cardinal was not created until the end of the eleventh century, and the red robe and hat were not adopted until the mid-1200s." (+)

"Jerome’s enemies found that his denunciations of clerical indulgence and advocacy of self-denial were odd when they considered his close relationship with Paula. An amorous relationship between Jerome and Paula was suggested as having occurred. - Palladius, a contemporary of Jerome, believed that Paula was hindered by Jerome: "For though she was able to surpass all, having great abilities, he hindered her by his jealousy, having induced her to serve his own plan."

"An anecdote told of Jerome, of twelfth-century origin, tells that Roman clergy hostile to Jerome planned to have him expelled from the city by planting a woman’s robe next to his bed. When Jerome awoke in the middle of the night to attend the service of matins, he absentmindedly put on the female robes. He was thus accused of having had a woman in his bed. This story acknowledges, while at the same time discrediting as a malicious slander, Jerome’s relationship with women, such the kind he is presumed to have had with Paula." (+)

Tags: #zurbaran #francisco de zurbaran #saint jerome #saint paula #saint jerome + saint paula #saint eustochium #hieronymites #hieronymite order #jeronimos #religion #catholicism #history #17th century #1640s #1650s #art history #painting #baroque #baroque art #baroque painting #spanish art #spanish painting #spanish baroque art #spain #art #national gallery of art #nga washington
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