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Vase of Flowers decorated with a Triumphal Chariot seen in Profile
Hiepes, Tomás
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Hiepes, Tomás

Valencia, 1610 - Valencia, 1674

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Vase of Flowers decorated with a Triumphal Chariot seen in Profile

1643. Oil on canvas Not on display

This canvas with clearly defined characteristics is paired with another work at the Museo del Prado (P7912) whose shared circumstances help us to appreciate Hiepes’s achievements even more -especially his capacity to reflect the infinite aesthetic possibilities offered by the subject matter associated with still lifes. That second work was signed and dated in 1643, which allows us to assign a similar date to the present work.

As the genre evolved, flower paintings rapidly made a place for themselves, as their ornamental character and intrinsic beauty took precedence over many other aspects. Among Spanish painters, it was Hiepes whose gradual specialization in this field led to the most assiduous production of unmistakable works with a personality totally unlike those of any other artist of that time.

These monumental and symmetrical compositions convey the individual spirit of each of the species of flowers depicted with all their powerful particularities. In the present work, like many others by his hand, no less than twenty-six different varieties have been identified, making this an authentic repertoire of plant species that serves both to decorate and illustrate. Hiepes’s works frequently use contrasts for dynamic purposes. Here, for example, a diversified group of flowers with varied colors and splendid lighting is set against a dark, neutral background over a straightforward base consisting of a simple plank or wooden table with a minimum of detail. And the contrasts do not end there, as the flowers themselves dialog with the ceramic vase whose decorations include bronze appliqués and a depiction of a chariot on its curved surface, deliberately evoking Classical Antiquity in a singularly refined manner (Text from Luna, J. J.: El bodegón español en el Prado. De Van der Hamen a Goya, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2008, p. 78).

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Inventory number
P007913
Author
Hiepes, Tomás
Title
Vase of Flowers decorated with a Triumphal Chariot seen in Profile
Date
1643
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 115 cm.; Width: 86 cm.
Provenance
Rosendo Naseiro Collection, Madrid; acquired for the Museo del Prado, 2006.

Bibliography +

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Thomas Yepes, Fundacion Bancacaja, Valencia, 1995, pp. nº24, 25.

López Terrada, M.J., ''La flora mediterranea y exótica en la obra de Tomás Yepes''. En: El Mediterraneo y el Arte Español. Actas del IX Congreso del..., Ceha, Valencia, 1998.

Cherry, Peter, Arte y naturaleza: el bodegón español en el siglo de oro, Ediciones Doce Calles, Madrid, 1999, pp. 275.

Scheffler, Felix, Das Spanische Stilleben des 17. Jahrhunderts.Theorie, Genese, Vervuert Verlag, Frankfurt, 2000, pp. 133.

El bodegón, Galaxia GutenbergCírculo de Lectores, Madrid, 2000, pp. 137.

López Terrada, M.J, Tradición y cambio en la pintura valenciana de flores 1600-1850, Valencia, 2001, pp. 100-101.

Aterido Fernández, Ángel, El Bodegon en la España del Siglo de Oro, Edilupa Ediciones: S.L., Madrid, 2002, pp. 92-93.

Flores españolas del Siglo de Oro: la pintura de flores en la España del siglo XVII, Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado, Madrid, 2002, pp. nº12.

Lo fingido verdadero. Bodegones de la colección Naseiro adquiridos para el Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2006, pp. 65.

Portús Pérez, Javier, Memoria de Actividades 2006, Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2007, pp. 20-30.

Natures mortes de Sánchez Cotán a Goya a l'entorn de la col...., Museu Nacional d'Art de Cataluny, Barcelona, 2007.

Luna, Juan J., El bodegón español en el Prado: de Van der Hamen a Goya, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2008, pp. 78/79.

Aterido, A, La nature morte espagnole, Snoeck Ducaju & Zoon,, 2018, pp. n.34.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2713.

Exhibitions +

Silencio en el lienzo. La naturaleza muerta en España (siglo XVII-XX)
Turín
20.06.2018 - 30.09.2018

Silencio en el lienzo. La naturaleza muerta en España (siglo XVII-XX)
Bruselas
20.02.2018 - 27.05.2018

El bodegón español en el Prado
Alcoi
24.03.2011 - 26.06.2011

El bodegón español en el Prado
Murcia
11.03.2010 - 06.06.2010

El bodegón español en el Prado
Valladolid
12.10.2009 - 14.02.2010

El bodegón español en el Prado
25.06.2009 - 20.09.2009

El bodegón español en el Prado
31.03.2009 - 31.05.2009

El bodegón español en el Prado
24.09.2008 - 30.11.2008

Naturalezas muertas. De Sánchez Cotán a Goya. En el entorno de la Colección Naseiro
Barcelona
26.03.2007 - 24.06.2007

Lo fingido verdadero. Bodegones españoles de la colección Naseiro adquiridos para el Prado.<br />
Madrid
24.10.2006 - 07.01.2007

Update date: 06-05-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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