Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

1617-1682 Spain-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was born in Pilas, a town near Seville. He was a disciple of Juan de Castillo, a painter of religious frescoes. Through the influence of Diego Velázquez, he gained access to paintings by masters at the royal court, El Escorial and other palaces. He was inspired by Velázquez and in Madrid he copied several paintings by Van Dyck, Rubens and Titian. On returning to Seville he married Beatriz de Cabrera y Sotomayor and raised a large family. His initial style of tenebrism eventually morphed into a lighter form of chiaroscuro. He co-founded the Academia de Bellas Artes in Seville where he was the elected president. To this day he is regarded as one of the most celebrated of Spanish artists. There is a main entrance named after him at the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

 

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The Adoration

Adoration

Adoration

Adoration of the Magi

The Shepherds

Adoration of the Shepherds

Baking

Baking of Flat Cakes

Annunciation

Annunciation


Angels' Kitchen

Angels' Kitchen

Gentleman

Gentleman in a Ruff Collar

Blessed Egidius

Blessed Egidius of Assisi in levitation before Pope Gregory Nine

A Boy

Boy with a Dog

Boys Eating Grapes

Boys Eating Grapes#

Christ the Good

Christ the Good Shepherd


Dream of John

Dream of Patrician John

Esquilache

Esquilache Immaculate Conception

Flight into Egypt

Flight into Egypt


Birth of the Virgin

Birth of the Virgin

Girl at the Window

Girl at the Window

Holy Fair

Holy Fair in Santa Rufina

Holy Family

Holy Family with the Infant Saint John

Holy Isidor of Sevilla

Holy Isidor of Sevilla

San Leandro

San Leandro

Immaculate

Immaculate Conception

Infant Christ Offering

Infant Christ Offering a Drink of Water to Saint John

Joseph

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife

Joseph and Potiphar

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife 2

Immaculate

Immaculate Conception

kitchen Leftovers

kitchen Food

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Marriage of the Virgin

Marriage of the Virgin

Mary and Child

Mary and Child with Angels Playing Music

Nicolas Omazur

Nicolas Omazur

Old Woman and Boy

Old Woman and Boy

Penitent Magdalene

Penitent Magdalene

Rebecca and Eliezer

Rebecca and Eliezer

The Prodigal Son

Return of the Prodigal Son

John the Baptist

Saint John the Baptist as a Boy

Saint Rose of Lima

Saint Rose of Lima

Saint Thomas

Saint Thomas of Villanueva Distributing Alms

St Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Lesmes

Saint Lesmes

The Baptism of Christ

The Baptism of Christ

The Girl with a Coin

The Girl with a Coin

The Holy Family

The Holy Family with a Bird

The Infant Jesus

The Infant Jesus Distributing Bread to Pilgrims

The Little Fruit Seller

The Little Fruit Seller

Martyrdom

The Martyrdom of St Andrew

The Seville Virgin

The Seville Virgin

The Shepherds

The Shepherds

The Toilette

The Toilette

The Young Begger

The Young Begger

Boys Playing Dice

Three Boys Playing Dice

Boys Playing Dice

Two Boys Playing Dice

Two Trinities

Two Trinities

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child with a Rosary

Peasant Boy

Peasant Boy Leaning on a Sill

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child with Saint Rosalina of Palermo

primavera

primavera