Juan De las Roelas

1517-1625 Spain/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Juan De las Roelas was sometimes known as El Clerigo Roelas, or Doctor Pablo by Antonio Palomino. He was born in Flanders and spent most of his life in Seville. His profession was physics before he took up painting, at which stage, he is said to have gone to Italy to study. There is a strong influence of the styles of Tintoretto and Titian in his work, however it is uncertain that he studied under a disciple of either master. He may also have been influenced by the works of Jacopo Bassano. He is regarded as the foremost painter of Andalusia; his work had an influence on painters such as Juan de Valdés Leal and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. In 1598, he went to Valladolid and stayed there for the following five years. After a failed attempt at becoming court painter in Madrid, he spent his last years in Olivares as a chaplain and died there in 1625. The majority of his works are in the city of Seville.

 

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adoration of the
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