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Ignacio Zuloaga  Self-Portrait
Ignacio Zuloaga  Self-Portrait
Ignacio Zuloaga Self-Portrait
Zuloaga, Ignacio,
1870 – 1945,
Basque painter.

Ignacio Zuloaga self-portrait.

Painting, 76 x 65 cm.
Moscow, Pushkin Museum.
Maurice Barres with Toledo in the background
Comtesse de Noailles
My cousin Esperanza
Mujer de Alcala de Guadaira
Augustias de Rojo
Retrato del Torero Rafael Albaicin
Marcelle Souty in Frilly Dress
Portrait of Senora de Patino
Dr Maranon
Augustias de Blanco with Black Mantilla and Fan
Portrait of Gregorio Marañón
Portrait of a Lady
The Painter and His Family
Domingo Ortega
Young Village Bullfighters
Retrato de Juan Belmonte
Torrero Sitting on a Chair
Portrait of the Painter Pablo Uranga
Portrait of the Violinist Larrapide
Still Life with Eight Apples
The American Writer Michael Strange with Alcázar in the Background
Portrait of the Count of Aresti
Portrait of Thomas de Valentine
Portrait of a Girl with Curls
Wicker Basket with Figs, Bread and Pitcher with Honey
Portrait of a Lady with Bullfighter's Jacket
Boceto para el retrato de la Duquesa de Alba
Nude with Carnation
The President's Box
Retrato de Madame Malinowska
Two Friends
Landscape in Alhama
The Duchess of Alba as a Girl
Bleeding Christ or Blood Christ
The House of the Tanner of Lerma
Out of artistic copyright from 2016: Ignacio Zuloaga (26 July 1870 – 31 October 1945)
Here we celebrate the work of the Basque painter Ignacio Zuloaga, whose work will come out of artistic copyright on 1st January 2016.

In 1939 Zuloaga wrote in a letter to one of his patrons: "One must (for good or bad) be oneself, and not ape the style of anyone else."

This conviction is the underlying essence of Zuloaga's art. His paintings, mostly portraits but also landscapes, still lifes and religious scenes, merge the traditional notions of the old Spain, reminiscent of Goya and Velazquez, with a modern painting style. He included in his subject matters many elements from Spanish culture and folklore, such as bullfighters, peasants, and dancers. Glossy and slightly surreal but muted and honest in their compositions, his paintings bridge the gap between the known and the innovative.

Born in Eibar in Spain, Zuloaga moved to Paris aged 18 where he entered the artistic circle of the likes of Paul Gauguin. He built himself a good reputation and was quickly considered one of the greatest contemporary Spanish painters. His works were exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Rome, Venice, Moscow, Leningrad, Chicago, New York, Washington and Buenos Aires.

Zuloaga died in Madrid on 31 October 1945 aged 75. We look at his extraordinary talent in this selection from the akg-images archive.
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