Francisco Bayeu y Subías: “Study of Mars” – Spain – 1769

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ARTWORK: Mars (Academic Study) – c.1769. From Spain, by Francisco Bayeu y Subías (1734–1795). White chalk, Black chalk on green paper. Museo Nacional del Prado.

Francisco Bayeu y Subías (1734 –1795) was a Spanish painter who specialized in the Neoclassic style, whose main subjects were religious and historical themes. He also focused on Greco-Roman historical pieces featuring both men and women. He is best known for his outstanding frescoes. His brothers Ramón and Manuel were also well-known painters.