Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1618-1682).

To the death of his father the artist enters in training in the painter mannerist Juan del Castillo. Its first works have a dark and dramatic tonality. In 1645 its first significant order comprises eleven large fabrics representing the history of the order of the franciscains for the convent of this kind in Seville. These tables are dispersed today in the museums of Europe (Madrid, Dresden, Paris…)

Apart from the religious painting including one great part is carried out for Seville, Murillo is also especially famous for scenes of kind representing the common peoples. The painter is very realistic there, for example in the young Murillo beggar does not mask the dirtiness of the feet of the young boy. The purpose of this image is to cause the mercy as the Council of Thirty wishes it (1545-1563) which influences the Spanish art of the XVIIème century by requiring that the images strike the directions, are comprehensible by all and respect the crowned texts.

Its style is very realistic and it is a large colorist, he often transposes in his religious tables of the characters observed in the streets from Seville, of the young women or the children. It also painted lyric and delicate landscapes as well as portraits inspired of the painter Flemish baroque Antoine Van Dyck (1599-1641).