Famous People From Spain
Spain has long since been a paradise for art lovers. And why not, for the country served as the home of some of the most famous and prolific painters of the world, including El Greco, Deigo Velazquez, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso! Interestingly, Spanish paintings and painters evolved extensively. From painting traditional themes to taking up obscure subjects, Spanish painters touched all forms of the art. Impressionism led way to symbolist painting which in turn opened doors for the surrealist movement. During the 20th century, Spanish art reached the zenith as supremely talented and gifted artists such as Picasso, Dali and Gris left a significant impression on Spanish and world art. It was in 16th century that El Greco came up with his masterpiece ‘The Burial of Count Orgaz’. The 17th century Spain saw the emergence of Diego Velazquez who earned much popularity in the heart of art lovers for his religious and mythological paintings. While Francisco Goya dominated much of the 18th century with his powerful engravings, 19th century was a dimmed phase excepting for Joaquin Sorolla’s works. However, it was compensated by 20th century painters Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro who created magic on canvas. With this segment, find out in details about the life and works of Spanish painters.