Antonio de

Spain • 1608−1678

Biography and information

In the history of Spanish painting Antonio de Pereda-and-Salgado known as the master of still life, but the artist also wrote of paintings on historical themes and religious themes. He was born in Valladolid in the little-known family of artists, studied painting in Madrid experienced teacher P. Cuevas. The work of A. de Pereda was formed largely under the influence of the works of X. D. Ribera, and Velazquez. Interest in things surrounding the person, the ability to admire them and the tendency to reflect on the impermanence of life made A. de Pereda a great master of the still life. From artists of the Netherlands, he took the genre Papias ("allegory of transitoriness"), which is rooted in his work.