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Calabria, Pedro de
Ca. 1680 - 1730
Calabria, Pedro de
Ca. 1680 - 1730

This Spanish painter active in Madrid at the beginning of the 18th century was heir to the tradition of the Spanish baroque school at a time when it had already lost its earliest figures but continued to exist in the work of a series of painters of lesser quality. Although there were already Italian and French painters working in Philip V's court at his behest, the monarch did not seem to enjoy th

Viladomat, Antonio
Barcelona (Spain), 1678 - Barcelona (Spain), 1755
Viladomat, Antonio
Barcelona (Spain), 1678 - Barcelona (Spain), 1755

Son of the gilder Salvador Viladomat, he received training from Pascual B. Savall and Juan Bautista Perramon. On the occasion of the War of Succession to the Spanish Crown, the court of the Archduke Charles (for whom various foreign artists collaborated) based itself in Barcelona for some years. This context gave rise to a decisive encounter between the painter and the set designer Ferdinando Gall

Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
Venice (Italy), 1696 - Madrid (Italy), 1770
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
Venice (Italy), 1696 - Madrid (Italy), 1770

Tiepolo was famous throughout Europe as an unrivaled fresco painter and a splendid draftsman. His first teacher, Gregorio Lazzarini, encouraged his disciples to study 16th-century Venetian art but Tiepolo was also influenced by the tenebrist technique of Federico Bencovich and the monumental realism of his great contemporary, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. His first clients were Venetian noblility,

Ranc, Jean
Montpellier (France), 1674 - Madrid (Spain), 1735
Ranc, Jean
Montpellier (France), 1674 - Madrid (Spain), 1735

After studying with his father, painter Antoine Ranc, he moved to Paris in 1697 to complete his training with Hyacinthe Rigaud, and then continued as Rigaud's collaborator. He entered the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1703 and became an academician in portraiture there in 1707. His master's protection paved the way to a career at court and the possibility of painting various members o

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