Antonio Palomino

1655-1726 Spain/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Acisclo Antonio Palomino de Castro y Velasco, known as Antonio Palomino, was born in Bujalance, Córdoba. He studied theology and law in the city of Córdoba. His masters in painting, were Juan de Valdés Leal and Alfaro y Gamez. In 1678 he moved to Madrid and married, there, he was made painter to King Charles II in 1688. After 1697, he spent the remainder of his life moving between Valencia, Salamanca, Córdoba and Granada. When his wife died in 1725 he took holy orders. He is most famous for his literary work, which is entitled “An Account of the Lives and Works of the most Eminent Spanish Painters, Sculptors and Architects; And where their several Performances are to be seen”. It is a wealth of information on the Spanish artists up to his time. The first English translation was in 1739.

 

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allegory of
the air

allegory of the air

allegory of
the fire

allegory of the fire

assumption of
the virgin

assumption of the virgin


ecce homo

ecce homo


flight to egypt

flight to egypt

portrait of palomino
by juan baptista simo

portrait of palomino by juan baptista simo


saint acisclus

saint acisclus


saint josep's dream

saint josep's dream

saint michael
vanquishing the devil

the infant saint john the baptist

the battle
of oran

the battle of oran

the immaculate
conception

the immaculate conception

the infant saint
john the baptist

the infant saint john the baptist