Francisco Pacheco

1564-1644 Spain/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Francisco Pacheco was born in Sanlúcar de Barrameda but was considered a native of Seville. He is noted for his literary work ‘Arte de la Pintura’, The Art of Painting, which is dedicated to painting and the works of Spanish artists. The first book he wrote was ‘Libro de los retratos’, The Book of Paintings. His paintings were considered ‘dry and unpleasant’ by Antonio Palomino, the biographer of Spanish artists. He spent time in Italy, where he mostly studied the works of Raphael. In Madrid and Toledo, he studied paintings by El Greco. He established a school in Seville, in which, as censor of the Inquisition, he set strict academic and religious standards in his teachings. Diego Velázquez, who became his son-in-law, was a student of his for six years along with Alonzo Cano. Pacheco was also a poet.

 

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christ served by
angels in the desert

christ served by angels in the desert

geronima
de zamudio

geronima de zamudio

immaculate
conception

immaculate conception

portrait of a wife
and man

portrait of a wife and man

portrait of pacheco
by diego velazquez

portrait of pacheco by diego velazquez


saint ines

saint ines

saint joseph and
saint ana

saint joseph and saint ana


saint justa

saint justa


saint rufina

saint rufina


sainte ines

sainte ines

san jeronimo
de estridon

san jeronimo de estridon

the
last judgment

the last judgment by Pacheco Francisco

the last judgment
drawing

the last judgment drawing