Murillo, Bartolome Esteban
An artist whose many religious paintings emphasized the peaceful, joyous aspects of spiritual life, Bartolome Murillo was the first Spanish painter to achieve renown throughout Europe. In addition to the enormous popularity of his artworks in his native Seville, Murillo was much admired in other countries, particularly England. Here his influence can be seen in the oil paintings of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Constable, who painted during the 18th and 19th centuries.
In 1681 Murillo was in Cadiz, painting the Espousal of St. Catherine on the walls of the Capuchin monastery there. He fell from the scaffold, and his death on April 3, 1682, apparently resulted from his injuries. Murillo was buried in the church of Santa Cruz in Seville.
You can buy Murillo fine art reproduction oil paintings at Bohemian Fine Art. Just click on the 'Back' button.
Back to Catalog