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The Immaculate Conception of the Venerables, or of Soult

  • ‘The Immaculate Conception of the Venerable Ones or of Soult’ © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    ‘The Immaculate Conception of the Venerable Ones or of Soult’ © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

     
  

Category

Painting

Date

Around 1678

Cultural background

Spanish School

Original title

La Inmaculada Concepción de los Venerables, o de Soult
Prado Museum
Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

An extraordinary example of Baroque art, because of the loose and firm brushstrokes, a helical composition, the use of light and the feeling of movement.

Murillo painted many versions of the Immaculate Conception and at the end of his life he devised the ideal formula in which the Virgin appears dressed in white and blue, with her hands crossed over her chest, standing on the moon and looking up towards heaven. This gives it a clear upward movement, very Baroque, which places Mary in the divine space with light, clouds and angels, which combine two iconographic traditions: the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption.

Details of the work

Object
Painting

Dimensions
274 cm x 190 cm

Technique
Oil

Material
Canvas

  

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