Friday, March 9, 2018

01 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - Interpretation of the Bible! from the SPANISH GOLDEN AGE, With Footnotes - 86

Luis Tristán De Escamilla
The Penitent Magdalene
Private collection

As the preeminent painter of his generation in Toledo, Tristán achieved an expressive intensity in his art that reconciled the extreme mannerism of El Greco, in whose workshop he had trained, with the strong naturalism of seventeenth-century tenebrist painting. The Penitent Magdalene is among the best examples of Tristán’s work as the penitent’s rough hands and unidealised figure appear life-like, depicted in fluidly applied warm tones. A scene of intense repentance and devotion, this painting was probably intended as a work for private worship. More on this painting

Luis Tristán de Escamilla, also Luis Rodríguez Tristán (1586–1624), was a Spanish painter. Tristán was born and died in Toledo. He became an assistant of El Greco between 1603 and 1607; Tristán's later works were influenced by his master. One of his most important paintings is an altar image in the church of Yepes (1616) as well as The Adoration of the Magi (now at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest), San Luis repartiendo limosna (now at the Louvre) and La ronda del pan y del huevo (Museo de Santa Cruz), Toledo. More on Luis Tristán de Escamilla

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