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Correa de Vivar, Juan

Mascaraque (Toledo), Hacia 1510 - Toledo, 1566

As early as 1527, his name appears linked to his teacher, Juan de Borgoña, and other painters from Toledo, including Pedro de Cisneros and Francisco Comontes, with whom he frequently collaborated, especially in that city. In the fifteen thirties, after completing his training, he undertook important projects, their first of which was probably the retables for the Poor Clares' monastery in Griñón (Madrid). Other works from that decade include a small altarpiece for the parish church of Mora (Toledo) and the "Nativity Retable" for the Guisando Monastery (El Tiemblo, Avila), whose compositions, figures and meticulous drawing were considerably influenced by Juan de Borgoña, with some decorative reminiscences of Pedro Berruguete. Between 1532 and 1540, he worked with Juan Bautista Valdivieso on stages for the Corpus Christi passion plays in Toledo. His individual artistic personality gradually grew stronger as he drew away from his teacher's influence and adopted the newer artistic practices of his time. Works from the end of the fifteen thirties, such as his retable for the church in Meco (Madrid), reveal a growing interest in mannerism and his later evolution reflects an assimilation of Renaissance forms from the circle around Raphael, and an absorption of the sensibilities and models of Leonardo and his disciples. This influence, which may well have reached him through Valencia, determined the premises for his group of works in San Martín de Valdeiglesias (Madrid), his pieces for Santiago del Arrabal and the church of San Nicolás (both in Toledo), and his retable for Herrera del Duque (Badajoz), where he may have first met Luis de Morales. Over the following decade, his work increasingly showed the influence of Raphael and his figures took on a more monumental appearance. This is visible in his retable for the front of the chapel of El Sagrario at Toledo Cathedral, a retable in Almoacid de Zorita (Guadalajara) and one in Mondéjar (Guadalajara) as well as an image of "Our Lady" for the hermitage of Lillo (Toledo) and the "Annunciation of Guisando" (El Tiemblo, Avila). During the final decade of his life he made numerous works that continue to reflect new influences, including Morales's sensitivity and drama, and the mannerism of Alonso Berruguete and VIlloldo, visible in his figures' dramatic facial expressions and elongated canon. His works from that period include the panels at Teruel Cathedral, the Calvary at the chapel of Santa Catalina in the church of El Salvador, Toledo; a small retable for the church in Almorox (Toledo), the altarpieces for the Hieronymite nuns of San Pablo in Toledo, the retable at Calzada de Calatrava (Ciudad Real) and one for Villaseca de la Sagra (Toledo). In his compositions, Correa combines groups and schemes of very varied origin. His figures are generally elegant, smooth and harmonious, with a soft modeling immersed in broad-stroked drawings. His early colors were bitter, following the style of Juan de Borgoña, but this changed in the fifteen forties with his use of mannerist-influenced iridescences. These increased over the years and his palette became lighter in a way that recalls Juan de Juanes. Of his forty-one works at the Museo del Prado, most come from his most important projects: the altarpieces for the Hieronymite monastery of Guisando (El Tiemblo, Avila) and for the Cistercian monastery at San Martín de Valdeiglesias (Madrid). After being dismantled, these works entered the Museo de la Trinidad before arriving at the Prado.

Artworks (29)

El profeta David
Oil on panel, 1533 - 1535
Correa de Vivar, Juan
The Visitation / Saint Jerome in Penitence
Oil on panel, 1533 - 1535
Correa de Vivar, Juan
The Agony in the Garden
Oil on panel, 1533 - 1535
Correa de Vivar, Juan
Christ presented in the Temple
Oil on panel, 1533 - 1535
Correa de Vivar, Juan
The Nativity
Oil on panel, 1533 - 1535
Correa de Vivar, Juan
El profeta Habacuc
Oil on panel, 1533 - 1535
Correa de Vivar, Juan
El profeta Jeremías
Oil on panel, 1533 - 1535
Correa de Vivar, Juan
El profeta Isaías
Oil on panel, 1533 - 1535
Correa de Vivar, Juan
Martirio de San Esteban
Oil on panel, Second third of the XVI century
Correa de Vivar, Juan

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