From Madrid to Dallas: Martin Rico and his landscapes

From Madrid to Dallas: Martin Rico and his landscapes
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Martin Rico. A View of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Martin Rico. A View of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

The 30th of October will begin at the Prado Museum in Madrid the exhibition The landscape painter Martin Rico (1833-1908). We will be able to enjoy the works of the Spanish master until the 10th of February.

Martin Rico is one of the most important painters of the second half of the 19th century and he’s a pioneer introducing the landscape into Spanish painting. We will be able to enjoy most of his paintings from the Sierra of Madrid, Venice and Paris. Member of the Barbizol School, he began painting realistic works in Spain but, since 1854 –when he began travelling to Europe, he developed more and more to impressionism. Influenced by Turner and Ruysdael and, above all, his personal relationship with Mariano Fortuny, his paintings changed and he changed his first realism to his later human landscapes.

He finished his days painting the great Venice. We can admire some of his paintings of Venice and France on the later photo-gallery at the end of this article.

The Prado Museum talked about the upcoming exhibition: “The works from the Prado will be shown alongside loans from international public and private collections, particularly from the USA where Martín Rico was particularly celebrated. The exhibition will be structured chronologically and will present all the different periods in the artist’s career through his most important works”.

The exhibition will travel to the Meadows Museum in Dallas and the exhibition will begin the 10th of March and will finish the 7th of July. We hope you enjoy them.

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