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Murillo and Justino Neve. The Art of Friendship

Velázquez. Murillo. Sevilla.

The Hospital de los Venerables welcomes the first large exhibition to mark the Year of Murillo. Organized by the Focus Foundation and curated by Gabriele Finaldi, Velázquez. Murillo. Sevilla. features 19 paintings that will give visitors the opportunity to see the direct relationship between these two geniuses of universal painting.

 

Velázquez. Murillo. Sevilla. explained by the curator

Gabriele Finaldi, curator of Velázquez. Murillo. Sevilla., talks to us about the exhibition with Anabel Morillo, Director of the Focus Foundation that is organizing the display.

 

The self-portraits of Velázquez and Murillo

Murillo and Velázquez have a number of points in common. One of these being that both painted their self-portraits at a young age, in recognition of their reputation as paimters. Gabriele Finaldi, curator of Velázquez, Murillo, Sevilla. gives us more details.

 

Scenes from the life of Jesus

Velázquez. Murillo. Sevilla. brings two extremely significant paintings together that depict scenes from the life of Jesus: The Adoration of the Magi and The Holy Family with a Little Bird.

 

The penitent Saint Peter

Velázquez and Murillo show, in a very similar way, the repentance of Saint Peter following his denial of Jesus Christ. Look for the differences too in the video.

 

The apostles

The apostleship was a common theme. In Velázquez. Murillo. Sevilla. we can see and compare the The Apostle James by Murillo and Saint Thomas, by Velázquez. What do they have in common?

 

Seville’s patron saints

Velázquez and Murillo both agree on the subject of Seville’s patron saints; Santa Justa and Santa Rufina, two martyrs from the 3rd century who refused to shun their Christian faith.

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