Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

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Murillo - detail from his Self-portrait (1670-1672), National Gallery, London

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Seville, Spain ca.1617 - Seville, Spain 1682) was a Spanish Baroque painter.

To learn painting, he copied works by artists including Peter Paul Rubens and Antony van Dyck.
In this way, for 3 years, Bartolomé Murillo was taught by Diego Velázquez.

Murillo mainly devoted himself to religious subjects. The Paul Getty Museum describes how "the market for Bartolomé Estebán Murillo's pictures was so large and lucrative that the king (of Spain) refused to allow their export from the country. In 1660 Murillo founded and served as president of the Seville Academy. Today, in Spain a good painting is called a Murillo." [1]

Inmaculada Concepción de El Escorial (1660-1665), Museo del Prado, Madrid

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  1. Bartolomé Esteban Murillo J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles