Juan Fernández Navarrete
Juan Fernández Navarrete (1526–1579), or "de Navarrete", called "El Mudo" (The Mute), was a Spanish Mannerist painter, born at
An illness in infancy deprived Navarrete of his hearing, but at a very early age he began to express his wants by sketching objects with a piece of
charcoal. He received his first instructions in art from Fray Vicente de Santo Domingo, a Hieronymitemonk at Estella, and also with Becerra. He visited Naples, Rome, Florenceand Milan. Pellegrino Tibaldimet him in Rome in 1550.
According to most accounts he was for a considerable time the pupil and assistant of
Titianat Venice. In 1568 Philip II of Spainsummoned him to Madridwith the title of king's painter and a salary, and employed him to execute pictures for the Escorial. During the 1560s and 1570s the huge monastery-palace of El Escorialwas still under construction and Philip II was experiencing difficulties in finding good artists for the many large paintings required to decorate it. Titian was very old, and died in 1576, and Tintoretto, Veronese and Anthonis Morall refused to come to Spain. Philip had to rely on the lesser talent of Navarrete, whose "gravedad y decoro" ("seriousness and decorum") the king approved. For eleven years until his death Navarrete worked largely on El Escorial. [Trevor-Roper, Hugh; "Princes and Artists, Patronage and Ideology at Four Habsburg Courts 1517-1633", Thames & Hudson, London, 1976, pp. 62-68]
The most celebrated of the works he produced there are a "Nativity" (in which, as in the well-known work on the same subject by Correggio, the light emanates from the infant Saviour), a "Baptism of Christ" (now
Prado), and "Abraham Receiving the Three Angels" (one of his last works, dated 1576).
He executed many other altar-pieces, all characterized by boldness and freedom in design, and by the rich warm colouring which has acquired for him the surname of "the Spanish Titian." He died at Toledo in February 1579.
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