L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Espléndida pintura española, espléndida carne española - paintings by Francisco Soria Aedo


Fruto de Amor, 1926.
Cazadores Primitivos, 1953.
Pepita, 1929.
Juventud de Baco, 1932.
Pasión, 1926.
La Favorita, 1947.
Idilio, 1926.
Fauno Galante, 1929.
Turba sin Dios, 1934.

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Autorretrato, 1930.

Francisco Soria Aedo (3 May 1897, Granada - 2 November 1965, Madrid), Spanish figurative painter. He had his first professional art instruction at the age of fifteen, and at twenty-two he left for Madrid for further study. Not long after, he won the patronage of the Duque del Infantado, and was able to travel and continue his studies. He would go on to win prestigious awards, such as the second prize in the National Exhibition of 1924, and the first in the International Exhibition of Barcelona in 1929. That same year he married and he and his wife would have two children; his daughter would also become an artist. He began to show internationally, but the Spanish Civil War intervened; his home in Madrid was destroyed in the bombing, and his family moved to Valencia for the duration. After the war, in 1939, they moved to his hometown of Granada where they spent the next eight years. He continued to show widely, but mostly in Spain. In 1947, he became professor of color theory at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. a position he would hold until two months before his death.

Much of his work was devoted to the representation of Andalusian, Castilian, and Moroccan character types. And in almost all of his paintings, he employed dramatic lighting effects alongside a lavish display of chromatic richness. 

Bodegón, 1943. (I couldn't help but include this "off-topic" - but gorgeous - still-life.)



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