After Cotan

Juan Sánchez Cotán (June 25, 1560 – September 8, 1627) was a Spanish Baroque painter, a pioneer of realism in Spain.

His still lifes—also called bodegones—were painted in an austere style, especially when compared to similar works in the Netherlands and Italy.

In April 2018 I was looking for a still life project and I set about looking for ideas. I came across Cotan by accident when looking at Dutch still life masters  and I thought it would be a fun project to do by making some images in his style.

I wanted to make the images look like Old Masters paintings and this involved using a number of techniques in Photoshop including the Oil Paint filter. The final images are shown in the gallery below