The Jiménez Aranda family is a family of painters from Seville. José Jiménez Aranda is a painter from Seville. He studied Fine Arts in Seville. He painted landscapes and religious paintings.
He travelled to Rome and learnt Casacón painting. He had a brother called Luis. Luis was also a painter. He was very successful in France.
Casacones are scenes from the life of the upper classes in which the men were painted with long jackets called
José Jiménez Aranda had a daughter who married Ricardo López Cabrera. Ricardo took painting lessons from José Jiménez Aranda. His paintings were very successful. He painted portraits, landscapes, customs and houses. Other paintings by the family include Fishing in Chipiona and Reading on the beach in Rota.
In the painting The Recommended we can see how he uses the colours and how he represents the details of cloths and decoration of the rooms.