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Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1620
Orrente, Pedro de
Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1620
Orrente, Pedro de

This canvas is a good example of the numerous influences that acted on Orrente’s style. They include his Venetian training, evident in his approach to the landscape in this painting, and unmistakable traces of the Roman Caravaggesque style, revealed here in the figure of the Evangelist, both in the arrangement of the figure and the way it is illuminated.

Saint John Chrysostom
Oil on canvas. First half of the XVII century
Orrente, Pedro de
Saint John Chrysostom
Oil on canvas. First half of the XVII century
Orrente, Pedro de

Orrente here adheres to his practice of using religious scenes as a pretext to paint landscapes influenced by the famous works of the Bassano family. In this work he depictsthe 4th -century saint in his penitential retreat. Saint John Chrysostom is depicted nude and with long hair, hiding himself away from any occasional visitor who might come across his retreat.

The Adoration of the shepherds
Oil on canvas. 1623 - 1625
Orrente, Pedro de
The Adoration of the shepherds
Oil on canvas. 1623 - 1625
Orrente, Pedro de

This canvas presents one of the most persistent subjects in Pedro Orrente´s substantial output: the Nativity and the Adoration of the shepherds, a popular theme among seventeenth-century Spanish painters. Bucolic scenes were also captured successfully throughout the sixteenth century and much of the seventeenth century by the influential family of Italian painters: Jacopo, Leandro and France

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