Sánchez Cotán, Juan

   Spanish still-life painter from the region of Toledo who almost completely abandoned his career in 1603 when he entered the Carthusian Monastery of Granada as a lay brother. Sánchez Cotán's patrons included the aristocratic and learned citizens of Toledo. For this, scholars have read his works as studies in mathematical arrangements as well as recreations of ancient still lifes said to have been so masterfully rendered as to fool birds into pecking at the fruits depicted. Others have read his works as warnings against gluttony or as spiritual compositions comparable to the literary works of St. Theresa of Avila and other Spanish mystics of the period. One of his most often discussed works is the Still Life with Game Fowl, Fruit, and Vegetables (1602; Madrid, Prado), which, aside from its iconographic significance, presents the staple ingredients of Spanish cuisine, including cardoons, assorted roots, wild fowl, and lemons.

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  • Sánchez Cotán, Juan — born 1561, Orgaz, Spain died Sept. 8, 1627, Granada Spanish painter. Profoundly religious, he was influenced early by the spirit of Catholic mysticism that dominated the intellectual life of Toledo, where he was a still life painter. He entered a …   Universalium

  • Sánchez Cotán, Juan — (1561, Orgaz, España–8 sep. 1627, Granada). Pintor español. Profundamente religioso, se vio influido a temprana edad por el espíritu del misticismo católico que dominaba la vida intelectual de Toledo, donde dedicaba su tiempo a pintar bodegones.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Juan Sánchez Cotán — Bodegón de caza, hortalizas y frutas, firmado «Ju. Sanchez cotan f./1602», Museo del Prado, Madrid, óleo sobre lienzo (69 x 89 cm). Juan Sánchez Cotán (Orgaz, Toledo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cotán, Juan Sánchez —    See Sánchez Cotán, Juan …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Juan Sánchez Cotán — (June 25 1560 – September 8 1627)was a Spanish Baroque painter, a pioneer of realism in Spain. His still lifes, also called bodegones were painted in a strikingly austere style, especially when compared to similar works in Netherlands and Italy.… …   Wikipedia

  • SÁNCHEZ COTÁN (fray J.) — SÁNCHEZ COTÁN fray JUAN (1560 1627) Né à Orgaz, une bourgade des monts de Tolède, Sánchez Cotán étudia la peinture avec le Tolédan Blas del Prado. Cet artiste, de tradition maniériste, était surtout apprécié comme peintre de fleurs. En 1603, la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sánchez Cotán — Sánchez Cotạ́n   [ santʃɛθ ], Fray Juan, spanischer Maler, getauft Orgaz (Provinz Toledo) 25. 6. 1560, ✝ Granada 8. 9. 1627; ausgebildet in Toledo, lebte spätestens ab 1612 im Kartäuserkloster von Granada. Er malte religiöse Szenen (u. a. aus der …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • Juan — ► sustantivo masculino 1 coloquial En la expresión don juan, se usa para designar al hombre audaz y mujeriego. SINÓNIMO tenorio 2 coloquial Se utiliza para señalar a un hombre de poco carácter, que se deja conducir por otros, especialmente, por… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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