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This is Vicente Juan Masip

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By Gwylym Owen

Vicente Juan Masip (also known as Joan de Joanes) (1507 – 1579) was a Spanish painter of the Renaissance period. He is commonly considered the foremost enthusiast of the Valencian learned of painters.

Masip was born i La Font de la Figuera. His father was Vicente Masip (Andilla 1475 – Valencia 1545), and his son was Vicente Masip Comes (c. 1555–1623), known as Vicent de Joanes, who imitated his style.[citation needed] His two daughters, Dorotea Joanes (died 1609) and Margarita Joanes (d. 1613), were afterward painters. His most prominent pupil was Nicolas Borras.[citation needed]

Born in La Font de la Figuera, he is said to have studied his art for some get older in Italy due to Sebastiano del Piombo’s influence, with which educational his affinities are closest, but maybe he never went to Italy, and he conventional this put on by the Italian peintures arriving to Valencia. Furthermore, two Italian painters Paolo da San Leocadio and Francesco Pagano, were engaged by cardinal Rodrigo Borgia for painting in Valencia Cathedral. Otherwise, the greater allowance of his professional cartoon was spent in the city of Valencia, where most of the extant examples of his undertaking are now found. All relate to religious subjects, and are characterized by dignity of conception, accuracy of drawing, beauty of color, and minuteness of finish. He died at Bocairent (near Xàtiva) while working on an altarpiece in the church there.

Since his publish Masip made him sound in imitation of a laborer (macero), he was called Juan de Juanes, so as not to be confused with his father, who was moreover a painter, and afterward a thesame style. Thus, Masip adopted the patronymic make known of Joan de Joanes. Il may also attend to to a surname Joanes and[citation needed]. Masip painted a Raphaelesque Holy Family for the sacristy in the Cathedral of Valencia.

He never painted a profane subject, and emulated Luis de Vargas and Fra Angelico, in never painting unless he had usual holy communion. Painting for him was a solemn exercise, an oratory process, full of prayers and fasts. He never lacked church patronage; the archbishop of Valencia, St. Thomas of Villanova, ordered a set of vibrancy panels practically the Life of the Virgin to model for some tapestries. He along with painted for the churches of the Jesuits, Dominicans, Minims, Augustinians, Franciscans, and for the churches of San Nicolás, Santa Cruz, Carmen Calzado, St Esteban, Corona, Temple, San Andrés, San Bartolomé and San Miguel de los Reyes. He died in Bocairent.

Among his best works is the Immaculate Conception painted for the Jesuit church, supposedly inspired by a message undergone by the painter’s confessor, Father Martin Alberto. Masip afterward painted portraits.

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