Mariano Barbasán

Mariano Barbasán Lagueruela (3 February 1864, Zaragoza – 22 July 1924, Zaragoza) was a Spanish painter of genre scenes and cityscapes in the Realist style; later influenced by Impressionism.

From 1880 to 1887, he attended the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos in Valencia). Upon graduating, he moved to Madrid and became a historical painter; specializing in scenes from the history of Toledo, which he visited frequently. He also did some scenes from literature and presented his rendering of the Walpurgisnacht of Faust at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts.

In 1889, thanks to his painting “Joseph Interpreting the Cup-bearer’s Dream”, he received a stipend from the “Diputación Provincial de Zaragoza” to continue his studies at the Spanish Academy in Rome. While there, he painted mostly landscapes and scenes of rural life.

He eventually decided to live there and opened a studio; making occasional trips to Subiaco and Anticoli Corrado to paint en plein aire. He held frequent exhibits throughout Germany, Austria and England, but not in Spain, as a result of which he was little-known in his home country. In 1912, he lived in Montevideo for a short time while overseeing two exhibitions there.

He stayed in Rome until 1921, when his health began to worsen. Returning to Spain, he took a chair at the “Academia de Bellas Artes de San Luis” in Zaragoza, which had recently become vacant due to the death of Francisco Pradilla. It was two years later before he held his first retrospective exhibition, at the Central Market in Zaragoza.

In 1925, his son organized a new, more formal exhibition that helped establish his reputation in Spain.

Mariano Barbasán Lagueruela, where vamatricular between 1880 and 1887, and where he befriended Salvador Joaquim Sorolla and April. In 1887 he moved to Madrid and began to paint pictures of story theater, generally in locations Toledano and presented at the National Exhibition Walpurgis Night at the box Faust. Thanks to his work explaining the dream of Joseph in the palace of Pharaoh cupbearer, received a pension in 1889 by the Province of Zaragoza perampliar his studies of painting at the Spanish Academy in Rome, where he opened his own painting studio and where he settled, realizing trips to Subiaco and Anticoli Corrado to work natural.
He remained in Rome until 57 years of age, when they returned to Spain to occupy a place at the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Luis (Saragossaa) vacant by the death of the painter Pradilla.

Although initially painted a work of historical character (like Pedro III in the pass of Panissars), sent to the Council of Saragossa in 1891, mainly cultivated landscape painting and scenes of rural life.