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    Eugenio Lucas Velázquez (1817-1870)
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    312 x 474 mm
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    Ink and brown wash on paper
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    Drawing is the least known facet of the work of Eugenio Lucas Velázquez. The artist took distance from the great Spanish masters who influenced him before, coming closer to the great European masters such as Victor Hugo, Constable or William Turner.

    Eugenio Lucas follows the invention of Russian artist Alexander Cozens (1717–1786), renowned in art history as the inventor of stain-formed drawing. The process adopted by Cozens was to bead drops of ink on the paper and then spread them with a brush in a random fashion, sketching suggestive shapes. Eugenio Lucas, just like Goya or Victor Hugo, revisits this technique in a large series of drawings called Manchas (Stains), a technique which led in the years 1940-1950 to tachism. Through these drawings composed of inkblots, Lucas Velázquez establishes himself as one of the most modern and pioneering artists of the 19th century.

    The Prado Museum and the Lázaro Galdiano Museum hold two of the most interesting and representative collections of the different facets of the artist's work, which can also be found in museums around the world, such as the Louvre, the Goya Museum in Castres, the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, the Museum of Fine Arts of Agen, the Museum of Grenoble, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires, the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts.
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