Claire Barry: “Painting Jacob and His Twelve Sons: The Artist and His Studio”
"Painting Jacob and His Twelve Sons: The Artist and His Studio," by Claire Barry, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Zurbarán managed a large workshop, and understanding his studio practices is fundamental when considering his place in Spanish Golden Age painting. While exploiting the expressive potential of chiaroscuro painting popularized by Caravaggio, he forged his own distinctive style. Over time he developed an efficient, streamlined practice that facilitated the production of ambitious series, including Jacob and His Twelve Sons. This lecture is made possible by Ayesha Bulchandani.