Francisco de Zurbarán  - The Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist 1662 Oil on canvas, 169 x 127 cm  Bilbao, Museo de Bellas Artes

Francisco de Zurbarán – The Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist 1662 Oil on canvas, 169 x 127 cm Bilbao, Museo de Bellas Artes

From 25 of January to May 25, 2014 – BOZAR – Centre for fine Arts
Francisco de Zurbarán ( 1598 – 1664 ) is a painter of the Spanish Golden Age. Contemporary and friend of Velázquez , Zurbarán is well known for his religious paintings – where his art reveals a great visual strength and a deep mysticism . Initially very influenced by Caravaggio , his austere and sombre style evolves to come closer to the mannerism of the Italian masters.

Francisco de Zurbarán - Saint Casilda ca. 1635 oil on canvas, 171 x 107 cm  Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Francisco de Zurbarán – Saint Casilda ca. 1635 oil on canvas, 171 x 107 cm Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

For the first time, an overview of his artistic work is being presented in Belgium.

BOZAR – Centre for fine Arts