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Spanish Artists (and others) Referenced in Degrees of Freedom

The narrative of my novella Degrees of Freedom references several Spanish artists/works in the Museo de Bellas Artes, Sevilla, and other works around the world. Some readers have asked for a listing of all of these. Brilliant idea! I should have thought of this very thing months ago.
But first, check out the trailer here on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2AMIxJ
Secondly, here’s the synopsis:
A work of literary fiction that touches on themes of art history, food, and geography, Degrees of Freedom is set in Seville, Spain, and more specifically the city’s Museo de Bellas Artes gallery. The novella chronicles one man’s search to mend the unraveling seams of his life — a rocky relationship with a temperamental daughter, and a failing epistolary (and achingly platonic) friendship with an art critic for the Rome Times – using art as his therapy. As he immerses himself in the vibrancy of the Sevillan streets, the food, the people, and most compellingly, the portraiture housed in the maze of tiny galleries at the Museo, he is shaken into a surreal sense of consciousness by the profound impact that art, place, and history can stamp – sometimes favorably, and sometimes mercilessly — on life.
 
So, finally, here it is! A guide of all the works referenced — in the order in which they appear — in Degrees of Freedom.
The Apotheosis of St. Thomas Aquinas, 1631, Franscisco de Zurbaran

The Apotheosis of St. Thomas Aquinas, 1631, Franscisco de Zurbaran

Virgin and Child (La Servietta), 1670, Bartolomé Murillo

Virgin and Child (La Servietta), 1670, Bartolomé Murillo

Immaculate Conception (La Colosa), 1650, Bartolomé Murillo

Immaculate Conception (La Colosa), 1650, Bartolomé Murillo

Marriage of St. Catherine, 1682, Bartolomé Murillo

Marriage of St. Catherine, 1682, Bartolomé Murillo

Lamentation Over The Dead Christ, 1490, Pedro Millan

Lamentation Over The Dead Christ, 1490, Pedro Millan

St Hugo in the Refectory, 1655, Francisco de Zurbaran

St Hugo in the Refectory, 1655, Francisco de Zurbaran

Crucifixion, 1640, Francisco de Zurbaran

Crucifixion, 1640, Francisco de Zurbaran

Santa Teresa, Jusepe de Ribera

Santa Teresa, Jusepe de Ribera

Last Supper, 1603, Alonso Vazquez

Last Supper, 1603, Alonso Vazquez

Last Supper, 1635, Rembrandt

Last Supper, 1635, Rembrandt

Last Supper, 1467, Dieric Bouts

Last Supper, 1467, Dieric Bouts

Last Supper, 1568, El Greco

Last Supper, 1568, El Greco

Last Supper, 1498, Leonardo da Vinci

Last Supper, 1498, Leonardo da Vinci

Vision of Saint Francis of Paola, 1670, Bartolomé Murillo

Vision of Saint Francis of Paola, 1670, Bartolomé Murillo