Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Painter of Women: Julio Romero de Torres

'"Venus de la Poesía" was painted in Madrid in 1913 by Romero de Torres. It is among his best nudes. As on other occasions, the artist used several models, each one for a different part of the body. Thus, the face belongs to the famous singer of light lyrics, Francisca Márques López, known as Raquel Meller. The composition was inspired by a Titian painting'...Museo Bilbao
Read more about Julio Romero de Torres (1870 - 1940) and see dozens of gorgeous paintings here:
(Click on the British flag for English version)

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