Prince Carlos of Viana, by Carbonero.⁠ 🎨 A young canvas

Prince Carlos of Viana, by Carbonero.⁠ 🎨 A young canvas

7/4/2021, 3:24:39 PM
Prince Carlos of Viana, by Carbonero.⁠ 🎨 A young canvas from the Spanish genius that earned his international recognition. A portrait of one of the most inspiring figures of Spanish history. He was the son of Juan II of Aragon and Blanca of Navarra, heir to both kingdoms, but he fell out after the second marriage of his father with a rivalling successor (Juana Enríquez), who managed to get Carlos of Viana imprisoned by his own father, and sabotaged all the following treaties and negotiations thereafter. Carlos devoted himself to a life dedicated to study and reading in a monastery near Mesina, where this painting is located. He was later victim of new intrigues and got imprisoned by his father (again), dying in the Royal Palace of Barcelona. A historical painting portraying only one figure, dressed in all opulence and dignity, but isolated.⁠ 👨‍🎨 José Moreno Carbonero (Spanish, 1860-1942) was the last great painters of Spanish history, and one of my all-time favourites from a young age. Always following the academic tradition, his technical expertise survive the avant-garde movements with ever-valid scenes and historical moments. Trained in his natal Malaga, he soon was noticed for his innate talent and managed to travel to Paris in 1876, where he started to make a name for himself, but he was more inclined to academicism. He debuted with the portrait of Prince Carlos of Viana in the 1881 National Exhibition, clear and resounding drawing, clean, juicy brushstroke and cold intonation, which seemed to put aside the great historical moments to focus on the human feelings and attitudes that were around him. Along with his extensive work as a history painter, Moreno Carbonero was an elegant portraitist of Madrid's high society, highly successful for the sophisticated and sumptuous treatment of his models; as well as genre (tableautins) and literary (Quixote) scenes.⁠ 📐Height: 311,5 cm (122.63 in). Width: 243 cm (95.60 in). Oil on canvas, 1881.⁠ 🏛Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.⁠ @museoprado ⁠ What do you think about this? ⁠ Share and follow @monteroneart for a daily 🎨!⁠

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