Benito Manuel Agüero

c. 1626-1670 Spain/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Benito Manuel Agüero was born in 1626 and worked in Madrid for the most part of his life. He studied under, Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo and Alonso Cano, both of whom died in 1667. Del Mazo was influenced by Titian, which is possibly why Agüero tried to emulate Titian’s style in his mythological works, it was not considered successful. Notes from The Prado, state that Claude Lorrain and Salvator Rosa also influenced his style. Ten of his works are in The Prado Museum.

 

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departure of aeneas
from carthage

departure of aeneas from carthage

 

landscape with a
fortified port

landscape with a fortified port

 

campillo country
house

campillo country house

 

monastery of
el escorial

monastery of el escorial

Landscape with Dido
and Aeneas

landscape with dido and aeneas