Murillo, the joy of the Baroque

On the 400 anniversary of the birth of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo we revisit some of the controversies around the figure of the famous Spanish painter.  Unlike Velázquez or Zurbarán, Murillo tried to create a more human, full of gentleness, compassion and joyful painting, making him very popular among his contemporaries.

 

We visit many corners of Seville, where most of his paintings are exhibited today and some of the most important museums around the world, as the Prado, the National Gallery of London or the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, where the painter has a prominence. Not only to explain his work and life, but also to try to understand the opposite critics he received along the years.  He went from being the most valued painter in the 19th Century to a depreciated artist in the last century when it was said his paintings where for “old ladies who pray in dark churches in Seville”.

 

The main experts about Murillo, next to the directors and keepers of the main art galleries in the world put the character on the place he belongs.

Versions

English, Spanish

Genre

Visual Arts, History of Art

Length

1 x 52'

Type

One Off

Format

HD

Production

TVE