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Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting
in the Pérez-Simón Collection

From 25 June to 12 October 2014 (extended closing date)



Autor:
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Título:
The Roses of Heliogabalus (detail)
Fecha:
1888
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
132.7 x 214.4 cm

Ubicacion:
Pérez-Simón Collection, Mexico

Carmen in Spanish collections

From 7 October until 9 November 2014

Special Collaborative Exhibition. Free entry



Autor:
Pablo Picasso
Título:
Illustrations for Le Carmen des Carmen by Prosper Mérimée and Louis Aragon>
Fecha:
1964
Ubicacion:
Bancaja Collection, Valencia
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2014

Biography and Works

Author:
Andrea Solario
Born/Dead:
Milan, ca. 1465-1524
Date:
Works

Biography




Andrea Solario was born into a family of artists but he was the first member to devote himself to painting. Despite being mentioned by both Vasari in the Lives and Lomazzo in his Trattato dell’arte de la Pittura, for many years he was a little known figure and his work was frequently attributed to better-known artists such as Bernardino Luini. Solario’s oeuvre, comprising around fifty paintings and twenty drawings, was only reconstructed in the 19th century by Mündler. Little is known of the artist’s life but it has been suggested that he may have first trained with his elder brother, the sculptor Cristoforo Solario. It is thought that during the early 1640s the Solario accompanied his brother on a trip to Venice where he encountered the work of Antonello da Messina, which profoundly influenced his own style. The fact that his first signed and dated work, a Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Simeon (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan) of 1495, was originally in Murano supports this hypothesis. In early 1507 Solario was invited to France by Cardinal Georges I d’Amboise, who commissioned him to decorate the chapel of the châteaux at Gaillon, residence of the archbishops of Rouen. Solario remained there until at least September 1509. Much of the scant documentation that relates to the artist is associated with the payments that he received in France from the d’Amboise family. On his return to Milan he worked for the Cardinal’s nephew and heir, Charles II d’Amboise, governor of Milan, and for other members of the city’s political and ecclesiastical elites

Andrea. Solario primarily focused on religious painting but was also a great portraitist. His style assimilated Leonardo’s models and solutions, while also reflecting the work of Antonello da Messina. Solario’s painting reveals a profound knowledge of Flemish art, evident, for example, in The Lamentation (Musée du Louvre, Paris), which combines oil and tempera. Solario died in Milan before 8 August 1524

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