Acislo Antonio Palomino de Castro y Velasco

Palomino de Castro y Velasco, Acislo Antonio (äthēsˈlō äntōˈnyō pälōmēˈnō ħā käˈstrō ē vāläsˈkō) [key], 1655–1726, Spanish historical painter and writer on art, called the Spanish Vasari. He painted frescoes and easel pictures in Valencia, Córdoba, and Granada, but he is famous chiefly for his history of art, El museo pictórico y escala óptica (3 vol., 1715–24), which contains a wealth of biographical material concerning Spanish artists of the 16th and 17th cent. It was summarized and translated into English (1739).

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