Antonio Gisbert

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El fusilamiento de Torrijos y sus compañeros en la playa de Málaga (1888)

Antonio Gisbert Pérez (1834–1901) was a Spanish artist situated on the cusp between the realist and romantic movements in art. He was known for painting pictures of important events in a country's history in a realistic style, yet clearly with a political aim as well; his variance in styles puts him in the Spanish eclectic school of painters. He generally tried to promote liberal causes in his politics and paintings.

Early life[edit]

Gisbert was born in Alcoy on December 19, 1834. He began his artistic studies at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid in 1846, working under José de Madrazo y Agudo.

Director of the Museo del Prado[edit]

Gisbert became the first Director of the Museo del Prado in Madrid in 1868. He stayed in that position until 1873, when he moved permanently to Paris. He would die there on November 27, 1901.

Works[edit]

  • El fusilamiento de Torrijos y sus compañeros en la playa de Málaga ("The Execution of Torrijos and his companions at Málaga Beach"), his best-known work. It was made in 1888, and resides in the Museo del Prado.
  • Los Comuneros de Castilla ("The Comuneros of Castile", variously translated otherwise as "The Execution of the Comuneros of Castile" or "Comuneros on the Scaffold"), an oil-on-canvas work which he debuted at the Exposición Nacional of 1860 where it won first prize.

Gallery[edit]

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