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Casto Plasencia

 (1846 - 1890)
Casto Plasencia was active/lived in Spain.  Casto Plasencia is known for painting.

Casto Plasencia

Biography from Subastas Segre

Casto Plasencia trained at the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid thanks to the protection of the Marquis de la Vega de Armijo first and then the Count of San Bernardo, with which covers a good part of the Spanish geography.  A pensioner in Rome in opposition, he won a first prize at the National Exhibition of 1878 with the monuments of history, Origin of the Republic (year 598 before the Christian era). 

Plasencia portrays the moment Lucrecia's body is presented to the people to incite revenge and rebellion against the tyrant.  This same picture, but unfinished, had been part year earlier exposure of pensioners for which he received high praise.  This same work attended the 1878 Paris Universal for which he received a third medal and award of the Cross of the Legion of Honor.  It was acquired by the State in January 1879 for the then National Museum, now it is in the Provincial de Alicante. 

On his return to Spain, Plasencia intervened in the pictorial decoration of the basilica of San Francisco el Grande and the Palace of Linares.

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About  Casto Plasencia

Born:  1846
Died:   1890
Known for:  painting