Juan de Arellano: 3 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Juan de Arellano (3 August 1614 – 13 October 1676) was a Spanish painter of the Baroque grow old who specialized in floral yet life paintings.

Born in Santorcaz, near Madrid, where he died. He was a pupil of Juan de Solis. Heavily influenced by Flemish artists (such as Daniel Seghers) and Italian painters (such as Mario Nuzzi), Juan de Arellano was considered to be exceptional in this subject matter. According to one of his colleagues, de Arellano granted to focus exclusively on floral paintings because it offered more pay even if requiring less work. Some of de Arellano’s most well-known pieces include Bouquet of Flowers (c.1660), and Garland of Flowers, Birds and Butterfly, currently upon display at the Louvre. He as a consequence painted for the sacristy of the church of San Jerónimo el Real of Madrid. The Prado Museum houses an enthralling repertoire. Another tempting set of yet lifes is exhibited at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, one supplementary splendid Vases previously a Mirror is exhibited at The Coruña Fine Arts Museum. A particularly ambitious still life belongs to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. The Museum Cerralbo holds a Concert of Birds gone Flowers and substitute is official to it in the Museum of Romanticism in Madrid. Compare the term Naturaleza muerta or Bodegón for a story of one style of Spanish yet life paintings.

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