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Fernando Gallego
 
 
Fernando Gallego (c. 1440–1507) was a Spanish painter, and his art is generally regarded as Hispano-Flemish in style. Gallego was likely born in Salamanca, Spain, and worked throughout Castile and Extremadura, most notably in Ciudad Rodrigo, Plasencia, Toro, and Zamora.

Much of his biography has been traced through attributions of his work, but few details are known. The last time he was referred to in a document which implied he was still alive was in 1507, but the date of his death is unknown.

Some works thought to be Fernando Gallego’s are likely instead Francisco Gallego’s, such as San Acacius and the 10,000 Martyrs and the Getty Museum’s Pietà. Francisco is known to have worked in Fernando’s workshop, but their relationship is unknown.

 
Spanish painter. He was active in Salamanca, at that time an important city due to its double status as episcopal see and university city, but he also worked in the regions of Leon and Extremadura, in such cities as Toro, Zamora, Ciudad Rodrigo and Plasencia. Nothing definite is known about his training, but his plastic concept of form and his interest in spatial definition link him to 15th-century Flemish painting, in particular to the style of Rogier van der Weyden and Dieric Bouts the elder. The similarities between his art and that of the latter, who was contemporary with him, point to a possible stay in the Low Countries, although he may also have trained in the circle of Jorge Ingles. Nevertheless, he was an artist of considerable individuality, defined by an excellent mastery of technique and an inventive originality, by his interest in realism and by the characterization of his figures, as well as by an expressiveness similar to that found in the work of Konrad Witz. At times he achieved in his work a dramatic intensity unrivalled in Spanish painting of the period.
 
 
 



Flagellation
c. 1506
Museo Diocesano, Salamanca





The Martyrdom of Saint Catherine
Museo del Prado, Madrid



Triptych of St Catherine
Provincial Fine Arts Museum, Salamanca



Madonna of the Catholic Kings
1490-95
Museo del Prado, Madrid



Epiphany
c. 1480
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio



Pieta
c. 1470
Museo del Prado, Madrid

 
 
 
 



La Vierge et l'Enfant au perroquet
Musee du Louvre, Paris



Christ Giving his Blessing
1485
Museo del Prado, Madrid



Pieta
1490


Epiphany
1468



Chaos
c. 1480-88
University of Arizona Museum of Art,Tucson


The Creation of Eve
c. 1488
University of Arizona Museum of Art,Tucson


The Circumcision
c. 1480-88
University of Arizona Museum of Art,Tucson


Christ Among the Doctors
c. 1480-88
University of Arizona Museum of Art,Tucson

 
 
 

 
 
 
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