RIZI, Francisco
(b. 1614, Madrid, d. 1685, Madrid)


Oil on canvas
Parish church, Fuente el Saz

In 1655 Rizi received a commission for the altarpiece of the parish church of Fuente el Saz (Madrid), which remains intact. It shows a further development of Rizi's style, particularly the looser technique and the use of vibrant colours. The artist liberates himself from the compact brushstroke of the Carducho school and paints as if he were making large-scale oil sketches.