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    Eugenio Lucas Velázquez (1817-1870)
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    300 x 470 mm
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    Ink on paper
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    Eugenio Lucas develops imaginative painting, characterized by liberated passions, fantastic visions and very dramatic scenes, seasoned with a naive romantic spirit. This is especially evident in the scenes of the Inquisition, witchcraft, processions or bullfights, themes taken from Goya, which constitute the most interesting set of works of his prolific artistic career.
    Drawing is the least known facet of this prolific artist's work. He produced numerous small-format compositions, very different from his pictorial activity. Eugenio Lucas applies the technique developed by the Russian artist Alexander Cozens (1717–1786), recognized in art history as the inventor of drawing with spots. The process adopted by Cozens was to place drops of ink on the paper and then spread them with a brush randomly, drawing suggestive shapes. Eugenio Lucas, like Goya or Victor Hugo, reviews this technique in a large series of drawings called Manchas, a technique that will lead to Taquism in the period 1940-1950. Through these drawings composed of ink blots, Lucas Velázquez establishes himself as one of the most modern and pioneering artists of the 19th century.
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