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Famous Spanish Artists

spanish artists and painters

Due to its position in Europe, many Spanish artists were able to travel and pick up techniques from other countries.  Many Spanish artists’ paintings are today regarded to be instrumental in the development of many art movements in Europe.


El Greco  (1541 – 1614) View of Toledo  (c. 1596 - 1600)


Francisco de Zurbarán  (1598 – 1664) Still Life with Pots  (c. 1650)


Diego Velázquez  (1599 – 1660) Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress (1659)


Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617 – 1682) The Adoration of the Shepherds (1650)


Francisco de Goya  (1746 -1828) Charles IV of Spain and His Family (1800 - 1801)


Pablo Picasso  (1881 – 1973) L’Aubade  (1942)


Joan Miró  (1893 – 1983) Harlequin’s Carnival  (1924)


Salvador Dalí  (1904 – 1989) The Persistence of Memory (1931)


Antoni Tàpies  (1923 – 2012) A composition by Antoni Tàpies

which spanish artist founded cubism?

Although he started his early career painting in a more traditional, naturalistic style, Picasso became interested in expressing forms in a way related to their shapes and founded the Cubist style through his experimentation.

why does spanish art display so  much external  influence?

Due to its position during the early days of European trade with the west, Spain was constantly the hub of creative influences, with people from different cultures and countries moving through the area and leaving behind their techniques and methods.