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Pedro Atanasio Bocanegra

1638-1689 Spain/Baroque


Brief Biography-Pedro Atanasio Bocanegra, a historical and religious painter, was born in Granada and became a pupil of Alonso Cano, who greatly influenced his style. Then, through the works of Pedro de Moya, who studied briefly with Sir Anthony van Dyck in England, he took inspiration from Van Dyck's Style. Unfortunately, Bocanegra was oversensitive and arrogant toward rival artists. He quarrelled so much that his argument with Teodoro Ardemans, the architect and painter, was so bitter he left Madrid and died shortly afterwards. However, his paintings were always held in the highest esteem by all. His most noted works are in the Cathedral at Granad.


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of justice

allegory of justice

saint dominic
in soriano

saint dominic in soriano

of david

triumph of david