Famous Spanish Painters

Interested in the lives & works of famous Spanish painters? Want to know about their most famous paintings? Our guide to famous Spanish painters gives you the facts & information you want to know.

Pablo Picasso is arguably the most famous of Spanish painters of all time. Picasso’s work is frequently categorized into periods. While the names of several of his later periods are argued over, the most universally accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1905–1907), the African-influenced Period (1908–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919).

Picasso’s preparation under his father began before 1890. His development can be seen in the compilation of early works now held by the  Picasso Museum in Barcelona, which has one of the most complete recordsof this famous Spanish painter’s works.

In 1897 combined realism with symbolism to create several landscape paintings done in artificial violet and green tones. What is often known as Picasso’s Modernist period (1899–1900) followed. His contact with famous painters such as Rossetti, Steinlen, Toulouse-Lautrec and Edvard Munch, in combination with his respect for famous Spanish painters such as El Greco, led Picasso to a personal version of modernism in his works of this period.[16]

Cubism is a style of painting Picasso developed along famous painter Georges Braque using toneless brownish and neutral colours. Both painters dissected objects and analyzed them in terms of their shapes. Picasso and Braque’s paintings at this time have many things in common. Synthetic cubism (1912–1919) was a further expansion of the genre in which cut paper fragments were pasted into paintings.

Famous Modern Spanish Painters: Miquel Barcelo

Miquel Barcelo is a famous Spanish painter, born in 1957, in Mallorca. His art is realist and abstract. In paintings such as Biblioteca, his brushstrokes are aggressive and the representation is harsh.

Luis Royo (born in 1954 in Olalla, Spain) is a famous Spanish painter, known for his forebodingly sensual paintings of women and mechanical life forms. He was born in Olalla, a small town near Teruel, Spain. He has created many paintings for his personal exhibitions, and has also fashioned art for various other media. He has also recently started producing sculptures of some of his earlier paintings.

Eduardo Arroyo is a famous Spanish painter and graphic artist, who also works as an author and set designer. He studied art in his home city, but left Spain in 1958 because of his disapproval for the regime of Francisco Franco and was even stripped of his Spanish citizenship in 1974 In Paris, he became acquainted with the members of the young art scene, especially with Gilles Aillaud, with whom he later collaborated in creating stage sets.

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