Vicente Masip

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Vicente Joanes Masip (or Juanes or Macip) (1506 - 21 December 1579), head of the Valencian school of painters, and often called "the Spanish Raphael," was born at La Font de la Figuera in the province of Valencia. He is said to have studied his art for some time in Rome, with which school his affinities are closest, but he greater part of his professional life was spent in the city of Valencia, where most of the extant examples of his work are now to be found. All relate to religious subjects, and are characterized by dignity of conception, accuracy of drawing, ruth and beauty of color, and minuteness of finish. He died at Bocairent (near Xàtiva) while engaged upon an altarpiece in the church there.

This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which is in the public domain.

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