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 Juan de Borgona



Juan de Borgona        

( fl from 1495; d Toledo, c. 1535).

Spanish painter. His name indicates that he came from northern France, and he is first documented as working in the cloister of Toledo Cathedral in 1495. His arrival in Spain coincided with that of Juan de Flandes. Both painters were connected with Pedro Berruguete, which suggests that the three had met previously, in either Flanders or Italy. Borgoña’s style indicates that he had studied painting in Italy, but it also contains traces of Flemish sensibility. The influence of Domenico Ghirlandaio and Gerard David is discernible, and Post (1956) has drawn attention to the influence of Piero della Francesca and Melozzo da Forlì in Borgoña’s treatment of light. Castilian elements feature in his work, notably the use of gold backgrounds and a wealth of decoration. Borgoña’s compositions are finely balanced, like those of the Italian High Renaissance, with skilfully drawn figures portrayed in elegant, tranquil poses. They are set against open spaces leading on to craggy landscapes reminiscent of Umbria or against gold embroidered drapery.


Lady with a Hare



La Anunciacion



The Birth of the Virgin



La Magdalena y tres santos dominicos



La predicacion de San Felix



La Vierge, saint Jean, deux saintes femmes et saint Dominique de Guzman



The Circumcision and The Presentation in the Temple



Flight Into Egypt



St. Gregory and St. Augustine



St. Jerome and St. Ambrose



Flight into Egypt



Crucifixion with the Virgin and Saints John the Evangelist, Peter, and Paul


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