FROM 8 DECEMBER 2017 TO 8 DECEMBER 2018
COMISSIONER: ANA ISABEL GAMERO
Monday: from 11:00 to 15:30 (from 16.30 to 18:00 free audio-guided visit with advance booking.)
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 to 17:00
Sunday: 14:30 to 18:00
From an early age Murillo stood out as the great painter of the Catholicism of his time. There is a Murillo that spreads the doctrine of Trent; another that graphically defines the popular religiousness that arose after Trent; another that acts as a missionary of hope after the plague of 1640; another that redefines the image of the hagiography of Seville’s saints… This exhibition that reflects on the ‘Murillo – Church’ binomial is dedicated to all of them. In it, it will be possible to view, besides the pictorial works set in the temple, the baptism, marriage and death certificates of the artist, as well as the baptism of his children with Miguel Mañara as their godfather.
On the other hand, the eschatological concepts of the Council of Trent will also be explained through naturalistic works which he performs for other institutions or individuals. In this section, his modernity will be highlighted by establishing a parallel between holiness canonized by the Church and the Lord’s preference for the poorest. Concepts that as yet had not been addressed in the painter’s studies.
Finally, we will take into account the figures who were in contact with Murillo and who were part of the artist’s life, particularly the canons of the Cathedral who could have influenced his spiritual education. For example, Justino de Neve, Miguel de Mañara, Josua Van Belle, Nicolás Omazur, Bartholomeus Van der Helst, Juan Federigui …