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[Art] Cean Bermudez, Juan Agustin
Carta de D. Juan Agustin Cean Bermudez a un amigo suyo, sobre el estilo y gusto en la pintura de la Escuela Sevillana; y sobre el grado de perfeccion a que la elevó Bartolomé Estevan Murillo: cuya vida se inserta, y se describen sus obras en Sevilla On Sevillian painting, and the degree of mastery reached by Bartolome Murillo
Cadiz: En la Casa de Misericordia., 1806. First edition, a curious and interesting description and appreciation from Spanish art critic Cean Bermudez of Sevillian painting, and the degree of quality to which old master Bartolome Murillo took it to in the 17th century.Cean Bermudez (1749-1829) was a Spanish art historian and antiquarian, author or co-author of several books; he studied under the Jesuits in Oviedo, and at a young age accompanied Jovellanos to Seville, where he started his education in art history, first with Juan Espinal, with whom he created the Esuela Publica de Nobles Artes (Academia de Tres Nobles Artes), and later under famed Antonio Rafael Mengs, one of the most important artists of Court in Madrid, just a few years before Goya. Later in his life he was permanently established in Madrid, where he consolidated his studies and began collecting material on Spanish artists, and foreign artists that worked in Spain; it was also the that he became friends with Leandro Fernandez de Moratin and Francisco de Goya, who made two portraits of Bermudez. In 1798 he was elected honorary academic of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, a prestigious title, which consolidated his position as an important man in the Spanish art world. He published the Diccionario histórico de los más ilustres profesores de las Bellas Artes en España, an unprecedented work in Spanish historiography. It was the first of several monograms and work on the arts in Spain, amongst which, was a study of a painting done by Francisco de Goya, the first printed work to discuss Goya's … [Click Below for Full Description]
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