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Francisco de Zurbarán (baptized November 7, 1598 – August 27, 1664) was a Spanish painter. He is known primarily for his religious paintings depicting monks, nuns, and martyrs, and for his still-lifes. Zurbarán gained the nickname Spanish Caravaggio, owing to the forceful, realistic use of chiaroscuroimmaculate_conception_wga madonna_with_child_wga rest_on_the_flight_to_egypt_wga saint_luke_as_a_painter_before_christ_on_the_cross_wga st_francis_wga st_hugo_of_grenoble_in_the_carthusian_refectory_wga in which he excelled.

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