Thursday, April 08, 2010

Angel Zarraga, Painter of Nudes 1886-1946

Desnudo de Espalda con Caracol. 1926.
La femme et le pantin. 1909.

La bailarina desnuda. 1907.
Angel Zarraga was a sensitive Mexican painter in the classical tradition. His symbolist compositions were exhibited all over Europe and, later, in New York. He lived in France for a long time, but returned to his homeland in 1941 after an economic downturn in the art market.
LINK, LINK
I like these nudes. Very interesting. He liked Giotto and so do I.

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4 comments:

ЯazyeL. said...

the two paintings are in www.museoblaisten.com

Amy said...

Yes, thanks for the link! Great paintings!

Sugarpie said...

Oh I love his work as well.
His paintings always made me think of Cezanne, they both used such a vivid palate and seemed to enjoy painting people in natural surroundings.
My favorite is "La bailarina desnuda", a casual, graceful stance and such delicate hands but the scarf is oddly interesting with almost a nun-like innocence.
His nudes weren't as curvy and soft as some others who painted nudes in that time but are better porportioned I think.
Wouldn't you just love to see some of the old murals he painted in the castles and elsewhere?
Thanks Amy, I look forward to your email updates everyday, you always have such interesting posts.

Amy Crehore said...

I read that he was into Cezanne. Thanks, sugarpie!