Francisco Pacheco and Jerome Nadal: New light on the Flemish sources of the Spanish `Picture-within-the-picture'

Moffitt, John F.
December 1990
Art Bulletin;Dec90, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p631
Academic Journal
Discusses a single compositional device, "cuadro dentro del cuadro" (picture within a picture), and the influences of Netherlandish prints in providing compositional prototypes for Spanish artists of the Siglo de Oro. "Saint Irene Healing the Wounds of Saint Sebastian" by Francisco Pacheco; Pacheco as a stiff and mediocre painter; Pacheco's knowledge of and embrace of the unique Nadalian pictorial principle of temporal narrative displacement.


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