Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Whatever Wednesday - Murillo

17th century Seville, Spain.  Golden Age painter Bartolome Esteban Murillo focuses on earthly subjects like these two women leaning out a window. 
Or he often depicts life on the streets for beggars, street urchins, and the general masses. 

Plus he looks to the heavens with secular works of the divine. 

I had to kick off 2023 with a visit to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth to appreciate this special exhibit of fifty paintings done by Murillo.  From Heaven to Earth is a wonder - huge canvases with such rich colors and realism. Excellent exhibit to open the eyes and heart of this Murillo fan. 

Support your local museums in 2023 and enrich your life. 


  1. Hi Joanne - his works (c/o Wiki) seem to be of the 'chiaroscuro' ilk ... but no mention is made of it - however it must been so interesting to have gone to see these artworks - wonderful grasp of light. Also the social history shown through art of that period. You're lucky - our art gallery here is of the more modern era (also eye opening) - I've still no wish to jump a train to London ... so pleased you had the opportunity - cheers Hilary

    1. The Ft Worth Art District is a 30 min drive. Museums are in walking distance. Kimbell is classics, Amon Carter is American, and The Modern is obvious. All bring a variety.

  2. This is so much talent.