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TITLE: Zurbaran and His Twelve Sons
Director: Arantxa Aguirre

Genre: Arts Documentary

Format: HD



Company: Lopez-Li Films & CEEH

Runtime: 70' & 58' minutes.

ID: 425.




Filmmaker Arantxa Aguirre with „Antonio Soler”, “Enrique Granados” and “Dancing Beethoven” to her credit, is exploring the life and work of one of the greatest painters of the Spanish Golden Age. Centrepiece of her film is Francisco de Zurbarán’s (1598-1684) “Jacob and his twelve sons”, a series of 13 paintings produced at the painter’s Seville studio during the 1630s or 1640s. In the 18th Century the paintings were bought by Richard Trevor, the Bishop of Durham and have since hung in Auckland Castle, County Durham. 

Locations include Kimbell Museum, Forth Worth, Texas, Meadows Museum, Dallas, Musée du Louvre, Paris, Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon, Musée de Grenoble, Museo del Prado, Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, The Frick Collection, New York, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Monasterio de Guadelupe, Spain, National Gallery London, Auckland Castle, County Durham.