Murillo, painter of the Spanish Golden Age, by Bernadette Petti
- Wallace Collection |
- Talk |
- Thursday 9 November 2017 - 14:30 until 15:30
Born in Seville in 1617, the baroque artist Murillo is best known for his religious works. He also produced a considerable number of paintings of contemporary women and children. The lively, realistic portraits constitute an extensive and appealing record of the everyday life of his times. Murillo had many pupils and followers and, prior to the 19th century, his work was more widely known than that of any other Spanish artist. Bernadette Petti is curator at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle.
This is the 3rd lecture in a season of talks focusing on Spanish painting from the 16th to 20th centuries. You might also like to consider these lectures:-
El Greco and Toledo, by Siân Walters
Velázquez at Court in Madrid, by Dr Jacqueline Cockburn
Dalí and the Surrealists, by Frank Woodgate
Picasso and his Women, by Val Woodgate
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.