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La Colosal (Immaculate Conception)

  • 'La Colosal (Immaculate Conception)'. Seville Museum of Fine Arts © Ministerio de Cultura

    'La Colosal (Immaculate Conception)'. Seville Museum of Fine Arts © Ministerio de Cultura






Original title

La Colosal (Inmaculada Concepción)
Seville Museum of Fine Arts
Seville, Andalusia

In this painting Murillo establishes a new iconographic prototype with representations of great dynamic force and movement.

The Immaculate Conception, also known as "La Colosal", is an early work by Murillo painted around 1650, which was in the convent of San Francisco in Seville. The scene shown here is monumental in nature and full of movement, as can be seen in the swirling cloth, the white tunic and blue mantle, and the accompaniment of the angels playing around the image of the Virgin.

The style of the early works of Murillo continues the models of Zurbarán, using strict Tenebrist naturalism and the cloud-filled skies suffused with golden light painted by Roelas.

Details of the work


436 x 297 cm.

Oil painting



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