The Quiz Who am I?
Name this person and WIN a meal for 2 (Value Â€50) at Restaurante El Barlovento, now moved to Hotel Las Camelias, in Torreguadiaro, at entrance to Puerto Sotogrande. Fax: 952 893 146 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 5th May. The first correct answer to be drawn will be the winner.
I was born in Italy in 1571 to well to do parents. My father was an architect and my mother came from a propertied family. In 1584 I was apprenticed to the painter Simone Peterzano of Milan, himself a former pupil of the great Titian. After serving my apprenticeship I spent the next few years as a jobbing artist. However I was critically condemned for being a naturalist. Despite of this adverse reaction to my style of painting, I was commissioned to produce a number of large scale paintings. My style was seen as revolutionary, dramatic and often macabre; my lifestyle tended to mirror my art and led to more then one brush with the law. Today my paintings are among the most valuable of all the great artists and although the subject matter is shocking and still controversial, there can be no denying the breathtaking skill of their execution.
WHO AM I?
LAST MONTHS WINNER WAS: Jacqueline Harris - Answer: Louis Wain