Murillo in Seville
In 2018, the city of Seville celebrated the 400th birthday of its great baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo with a number of high-calibre exhibitions and events.
Not everyone in Central and Northern Europe is familiar with Murillo. In Seville, however, he is revered like no other. Every child here knows his depictions of Mary, the Inmaculadas, as well as numerous pictures of saints.
Murillo was the most important painter in southern Spain in the 17th century, the golden age of Spanish arts. The interiors of tens of monasteries and churches in the Andalusian capital was beautified by Murillo and his workshop. Foreign merchants brought his secular works and portraits mainly to England, France and the Netherlands.
Many of his Sevillian works came to France as looted art during the Napoleonic Wars. Nevertheless, a large number of his masterpieces can still be seen in Seville today. The Cathedral, the Hospital de la Caridad, the Museo de Bellas Artes and the Centro Velázquez invite you to discover Murillo’s works. For the anniversary year, many pictures were professionally restored and captivate with their colour intensity.
Let the Murillo master class cast a spell over you! I will be happy to give you a customised tour.
- Duration: Customised tour
- between 1 and 3 hours
- Entry tickets and headphone systems are not included in the price.
- Headphones are mandatory for 8 persons or more.