CEREZO, Mateo the Younger
(b. 1637, Burgos, d. 1666, Madrid)
The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine1660
Oil on canvas, 207 x 163 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid
After his return to Madrid around 1660, Cerezo's development was rapid as a religious painter and as one of the most appealing still-life artist of the period. These abilities are already evident in his Mystic Marriage of St Catherine, where the bright colours, sparkling textures, and harmonious composition show his precocious talent.