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Juan Sanchez Cotán

 (1561 - 1627)
Juan Sanchez Cotán was active/lived in Spain.  Juan Cotan is known for vegetable still-life and religious painting.

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Juan Sanchez Cotán

    SAHN-chez koe-TAHN  speaker-click to hear pronunciation  click to hear


From Orgaz, near Toledo, Spain, Juan Sanchez Cotán has an ongoing reputation for chiaroscuro still-life painting, although he also did primarily religious subjects after 1604, when he became a monk in the Carthusian monastery at Granada.  His signature style is arranged vegetable still lifes on a ledge or shelf, which gives them a geometric stability. "Each form is scurtinized with such intensity that the pictures take on a mystical quality, conveying a feeling of wonder and humility in front of the humblest items in God's creation." (Web)

Before joining the religious order, he was active as a painter in Toledo for nearly twenty years.  His clientele were members of the city's aristocracy, and he painted religi  ...  Displaying 750 of 1206 characters.



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About  Juan Sanchez Cotán

Born:  1561 - Orgaz, Spain
Died:   1627 - Granada, Spain
Known for:  vegetable still-life and religious painting