Francisco de Zurbarán
For the first time in Germany, a retrospective comprising around 70 works will be dedicated to the Spanish Baroque painter Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664) by Museum Kunstpalast. Zurbarán, alongside Velázquez, is regarded not only as one of the most important representatives of the Spanish Golden Age, but also as one of the great figures of European painting.
The exhibition, which includes valuable loans the National Gallery London, the Hispanic Society (New York) and the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, will also introduce a number of the rare still lifes by his highly gifted son Juan de Zurbarán (1620–1649). The show, which was organised jointly with the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, and curated in Düsseldorf by Beat Wismer, includes works which to date have never or rarely been presented to the public.