House of Murillo

The House of Murillo, in this case its penultimate abode, is located at number 8 of Santa Teresa Street, in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz. Murillo lived there being already an artist recognized in the social circles of the city.

The artist was a painter from Seville, the best painter in the city with permission from Velázquez, and is considered that way since Murillo developed all his pictorial life in the city of Seville except for a short stay in Madrid.

The House of Murillo is the typical Sevillian palace house with a central patio and galleries with columns. The building has had several restorations, especially during the twentieth century. In this year Murillo shows the house as it was the artist’s home and shows reproductions of part of his works.

Works

Immaculate Conception (reproduction of the original).

This Immaculate shows, unlike other children’s features, that stands out from the rest of the ones that Murillo shows about this dogma, a fact quite accepted by the Sevillian society of that time. The skill of Murillo is shown in the white tunic of the Virgin, alternating strong tones with others lighter, fluid and transparent. It is possible that due to its size it could be a sketch for another major work

The Annunciation (reproduction of the original).

Considered the most beautiful of the representations of this religious theme. Here the most strict Baroque is shown, being a work of the artist’s greatest splendor. The posture of the archangel Gabriel shows a movement that floats over space, while the Holy Spirit suddenly appears also showing a certain dynamism. However, the Virgin shows a calm attitude of recollection.

Santa Rosa de Lima (reproduction of the original).

Patroness of America and the Philippines, this painting by Murillo shows a transcendental moment in the life of the saint: while working in domestic chores, she experienced an encounter with the Child Jesus, who proposed that she become his spiritual wife.
Murillo painted many works on this saint showing everyday moments and mystical events.

Santa Rosalia de Palermo, the Virgin and Child (reproduction of the original).

It represents the Saint in a miraculous moment in which he has a vision of the Virgin and Child. Four holy virgins can be identified. The supernatural event is completed with a break of glory that floods the scene with soft and vaporous golden tones.

Virgin of the Rosary with the Child (reproduction of the original).
It shows a heavenly environment of the Virgin and the Child surrounded by angels making a game between the upper part more illuminated and the lower part that gradually fades away.

This painting with great spiritual charge shows great elegance and a certain transparent coloring.