This tribute brings together in the Villanueva building dedicated to the presentation of the 19th century collections, a set of 17 works by Eduardo Rosales (1836-1873) and allows us to understand, through his best canvases, his creative personality and this modernity that would later influence Spanish painting.
The collected works denote Rosales' initial interest in the Renaissance masters, which he studied in detail during his long stay in Italy. His concern for the portrait is found above all in his family effigies.
At the same time, works devoted to landscape and studies related to history painting (El castillo de la Mota, The Room of Constantine in the Vatican) and literature (Ophelia) reveal a growing sense of simplification.
The year 2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Eduardo Rosales who was, along with Mariano Fortuny, the most influential and prestigious Spanish painter of the third quarter of the 19th century. The collection of works by Rosales that the Museo Nacional del Prado keeps consists of just over a hundred drawings and twenty-six paintings.
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