Madonna with Baby, Bartolomeo Esteban Murillo
- Posted by Bartolome Esteban Murillo
- Museum: Dresden Gallery
- Year: Around 1670
Overview of the painting :
Madonna and Baby – Bartolomeo Esteban Murillo. Around 1670. Oil on canvas. 166×115
Bartolomeo Esteban Murillo is a famous Spanish painter, head of the Seville school, the last great master of the golden age of Spanish painting.
The Dresden picture is unusually beautiful. This is one of the best examples of the late period of the artist’s work. At the indicated time, Murillo created a large number of paintings on the topics of the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary, Madonna and Baby and other religious stories.
Female and children’s images of the master are always unusually touching. Despite the obviousness of religious nature and the purpose of these paintings, they demonstrate ordinary human types – in all their art, naturalness, immediacy. Madonna on these canvases and Dresden, perhaps, first of all, is still a very young creature. She touchingly defends the Son, although it is clear that she herself needs protection – an amazing artistic embodiment of power, concluded in weakness. And since we can state this feature in other paintings by Muril on this plot, then, obviously, we can talk about a certain religious and philosophical concept of the artist, embodied unusually vividly.