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Saint Francis in Prayer
Oil on canvas. 1659
Zurbarán, Francisco de
Saint Francis in Prayer
Oil on canvas. 1659
Zurbarán, Francisco de

We can identify Saint Francis by his habit, his rope belt and the wound on his right hand. He raises his gaze towards heaven and holds a skull in his left hand. A crucifix rests on a book in front of him in this scene that presents him deep in prayer as a direct result of his meditations.Painted in Madrid in 1659 during the final years of Zurbarán’s life, Saint Francis at Prayer is a paradi

Ophelia
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1871
Rosales Gallinas, Eduardo
Ophelia
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1871
Rosales Gallinas, Eduardo

This painting depicts the discovery of the dead body of Hamlet´s beloved Ophelia, floating in the river after she fell from a weeping willow, which she had climbed in order to hang a garland of flowers. The painting, which has sketchy brushstrokes, reveals the impact that William Shakespeare´s work had on Rosales. Working with extremely thin paint that allows the canvas´s priming to act as an expr

View of El Campillo, the El Escorial Monks' country home
Oil on canvas. Third quarter of the XVII century
Agüero, Benito Manuel de
View of El Campillo, the El Escorial Monks' country home
Oil on canvas. Third quarter of the XVII century
Agüero, Benito Manuel de

This work could be defined as a descriptive landscape combined with a genre scene of everyday life. Small figures inhabit a canvas that presents the buildings at El Campillo—a rest and recreation spot for monks and royalty—in the foreground, where it stands out against a light-colored sky with the Sierra de Guadarrama mountains in the distance.El Campillo, now a private estate along the road linki

Saint Francis of Assisi and Brother Leo meditating on Death
Oil on canvas. 1600 - 1614
el Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (And Workshop)
Saint Francis of Assisi and Brother Leo meditating on Death
Oil on canvas. 1600 - 1614
el Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (And Workshop)

Sheltered in a cave, Saint Francis of Assisi kneels thoughtfully while holding a skull in his hands bearing the stigmata. The saint kneels on a sort of stone pedestal that elevates him above Brother Leo. To the right of the saint, Brother Leo is also depicted kneeling and foreshortened. He is praying while contemplating the skull, the object that centres the composition. The two monks wear the gre

The Recapture of San Juan in Puerto Rico
Oil on canvas. 1634 - 1635
Cajés, Eugenio
The Recapture of San Juan in Puerto Rico
Oil on canvas. 1634 - 1635
Cajés, Eugenio

The event depicted here is the defense and recovery of Puerto Rico Bay in September-October 1625, after it was attacked by a a fleet of seventeen Dutch West India Company ships, under the command of General Bouwen heijnsz. or Boudewijn Hendrickszoon. The Dutch entered the bay on September 25 with seventeen ships and a sizeable landing force. Over the following two days, they occupied the space bet

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