Sevilla School

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Sevilla School

 

(also Seville school), one of the principal artistic schools in Spain from the 15th to 17th centuries. A striving for a sensually genuine representation of reality was expressed as early as the 15th and early 16th centuries in the paintings of A. Fernandez and other masters of the Sevilla school. By the late 16th century and early 17th century this tendency was particularly evident, for example, in the works of F. Herrera the Elder, J. de las Roelas, and F. Pacheco. The Sevilla school, marked by profoundly democratic images and a tangible artistic language, fostered the flowering of 17th-century Spanish art. The work of D. Velázquez (up to 1623), F. Zurbarán, and B. E. Murillo was related to that of the Sevilla school.

REFERENCE

Mayer, A. Die Sevillaner Malerschule. Leipzig, 1911.
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