Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta
Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta (1841, Rome - 1920, Versailles) - Spanish artist, follower of academic classicism with elements of realism. Raimundo is a representative of the famous de Madrazo dynasty. Born in Rome, he studied at the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid under the guidance of his father, continued his studies in Paris copying paintings in the museums of the Louvre and Luxembourg. Then Raimundo Madrazo changed his priorities. Instead of historical painting, the artist began to paint small genre scenes and graceful portraits of women. The Rococo influence is felt in the paintings of Raimundo Madrazo. Genre scenes, like female portraits of the artist, are classified as vivid examples of witty and elegant genre painting, with soft tones and delicate poses. The artist depicts the refined ideal of the aristocratic circles and the bourgeoisie, showing the reality and illusion of a refined and sensual life.