Seville Cathedral ( Murillo)

The cathedral of Seville, was in the Baroque era social and neuralgic center of the Seville capital, as well known, the Seville temple portrayed the magnificence of the church and its Gothic and Renaissance rooms were the resting place of numerous works of artists who were fighting for get some of his works displayed inside the enclosure.

The temple was built on the old Almohad mosque and began to be built in 1401 and its construction lasted just over a century. In his chapter house we can see part of Murillo’s works, which were commissioned by the Cathedral Chapter as patrimony and representation of the allegorical and religious images. There are several works to be shown in the Chapter Room as the Immaculate.

San Leandro and San Isidoro: Two works that show two characters from the Visigoth period and great importance in the city of Seville. the two saints and learned brothers San Leandro and San Isidoro, doctors of the Catholic Church. Murillo leaves his imprint with the contrasted image of both brothers. If, on the one hand, San Isidoro appears older in his study and with a volume of his work Etimologias, San Leandro looks at the viewer with a hard image with a sheet about the Trinitarian Dogma, showing two versions of two fighters against the Arian heresy and shown with great splendor by the artist.

Santas just and Rufina: shows the image of the two patron saints of Seville, the sisters Justa and Rufina, both potters of Roman times, martyred for their faith. Murillo shows the saints holding the Giralda since according to tradition, they were the protectors of the Giralda before the onslaught of an earthquake. One of the sisters shows in her hand a vessel showing her profession and another sister a palm, showing her faith. Murillo, showed them with an earthly beauty.

The Immaculate: shows the virgin surrounded by a court of angels with the symbols of Christianity and their faith. His gradual luminosity of the artist, shows that situation of floating of the Virgin with a calm and placid look.

San Pio and San Laureano: martyrs who show the virtues of Christianity. Saint Pio was an evangelist of the Roman province of Betica. San Laureano was a martyr in which tradition indicates that he saved Seville from the plague. Both saints show deep spiritual virtue in their bishop’s vestments with staff and palm showing an attitude of imploring.

San Hermenegildo and San Fernando: two very venerated kings in Christianity to be the first dead by his father Leovigildo for his Catholic faith and San Fernando, patron of Seville. and conqueror of Seville. A San Fernando is shown with his royal clothes that mark the power and in one hand the sword and another the ball of the world orb.

San Antonio de Padua with the child: Great painting that shows a miraculous episode in which The baby Jesus appears to the Saint and embraces him. The saint in ecstasy awaits the baby Jesus accompanied by angels, where Murillo expresses with great skill the spiritual moment of the scene.

The Baptism of Christ: it also shows great spirituality of Saint John the Baptist and Jesus with an open sky and a high quality technique.

Guardian Angel: symbolizes the protection of innocent souls and Murillo shows it in his work.