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