Martínez Avezuela
  • Joaquín Agrasot y Juan

  • (Orihuela, 1837 - Valencia, 1919)

  • Male Academy

  • 1873

  • Pencil and charcoal on paper

  • 610 x 367 mm

  • Joaquín Agrasot (1836-1919) was a Valencian painter who was a realist and genre painter. He studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Carlos in Valencia and years later moved as a boarder to Rome, where he struck up a close friendship with Mariano Fortuny. On his return to Spain in 1875 he was appointed a member of the San Carlos and San Fernando Royal Academies.
    The depiction of the nude was an obligatory exercise in artistic apprenticeship, which, through the study of anatomy, enabled a more rigorous knowledge of the human body to be acquired. The Valencian artists who, like Agrasot, went to Rome worked on the representation of the nude figure to complete their training.


    Signed, located in Rome and dated: “J. Agrasot / Roma /1873”

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