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Bartolome Esteban Murillo Paintings 1617-1682
Suzanne Stratton-Pruit
0810903903
Mar 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This glossy catalog of a current museum exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum in Forth Worth, TX, showcases works by 17th-century Spanish Baroque master Murillo. A native of artistically independent Seville, Murillo was an opulent colorist who painted theatrically composed genre scenes and religious pictures in which the real world becomes infused with the spiritual. Until the late 19th century, when his reputation was eclipsed by Vel squez, Goya, and El Greco, he was seen as Spain's preeminent artistic product. But since then his pictures have fallen into disfavor, and he has received little critical attention. One reason certainly is a sentimentalism that at times verges on the saccharine. Unlike the now more popular Vermeer, for example, Murillo was not afraid to depict children (particularly in the context...

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