Montañes, Juan Martínez

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Montañes, Juan Martínez

(hwän märtē`nĕth mōntä`nyās), c.1568–1649, Spanish sculptor. He was known for his polychrome figures in wood. Most of his work was done for the churches and convents of Seville, where it still remains. Among his finest works are his highly spiritual and dignified interpretations of the Crucifixion and of the Immaculate Conception (cathedral, Seville). His work influenced the art of Velázquez and of Zurbarán.
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In between the two is a polychrome sculpture by Juan Martinez Montanes (painted by Pacheco).
The text explains in deadpan detail that the portrait fascinates Cruz because Velazquez did not finish painting the bust on which the sculptor, Juan Martinez Montanes, is shown working.
Few outside the Spanish-speaking world are familiar with the work of, say, sculptors Juan Martinez Montanes or Juan de Mesa, yet they rivalled Velazquez or Alonso Cano in reputation--and deservedly so.
One of the revelations of this first exhibition in the UK to combine Spanish baroque sculpture and painting--aside from the transcendent artistry of such sculptors as Juan Martinez Montanes and Juan de Mesa--is the close interaction that existed between the media.