Sánchez Cotán, Juan


Sánchez Cotán, Juan
born 1561, Orgaz, Spain
died Sept. 8, 1627, Granada

Spanish painter.

Profoundly religious, he was influenced early by the spirit of Catholic mysticism that dominated the intellectual life of Toledo, where he was a still-life painter. He entered a monastery in 1603 and remained a Carthusian lay brother until his death. Though his religious paintings are not exceptional, his still lifes are considered among the best produced in Europe; their detailed realism, visual harmony, and illusion of depth convey humility and mystic spirituality. His concern with the relationships among objects and with achieving the illusion of reality through the use of light and shadow was a major influence on the work of Francisco de Zurbarán and other later Spanish painters.

"Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber," oil on canvas by Juan Sánchez ...

San Diego Museum of Art, gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam

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▪ Spanish painter
born 1561, Orgaz, Spain
died Sept. 8, 1627, Granada
 painter who is considered one of the pioneers of Baroque realism in Spain. A profoundly religious man, he is best known for his still lifes, which in their visual harmony and illusion of depth convey a feeling of humility and mystic spirituality.

      A student of the famous still-life painter Blas del Prado, Sánchez was early influenced by the spirit of Catholic mysticism that dominated the intellectual life of Toledo at the time. Entering a monastery in Segovia in 1603 as a Carthusian lay brother, he was transferred to Granada in 1612 and remained there until his death.

      Although he painted other subjects, it is for his still lifes that Sánchez is remembered. They are marked by a detailed realism and a sense of volume and depth. His concern with the relationships among objects and with achieving the illusion of reality through the use of light and shadow was a major influence on the work of Francisco de Zurbarán and other later Spanish painters.

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