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Description - Murillo by Xavier F. Salomon

This beautiful publication accompanies an exhibition that brings together the only two known self-portraits by Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), one of the finest painters of the Spanish Golden Age. Painted almost twenty years apart, these two remarkable paintings are often overshadowed by Murillo's more famous religious paintings and genre scenes. This book investigates the two self-portraits side by side, highlighting similarities and differences. While the earlier portrait reflects Murillo's admiration of antiquity and imitation of classical models, the later one shows a confident, mature artist who was at that time the leading painter in Seville. In addition, the book discusses recent technical analysis, offering a better understanding of how these self-portraits were painted, and provides a rare opportunity to compare how one of the most celebrated and influential European painters chose to represent himself at different stages of his exceptional career.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300225686
ISBN-10: 0300225687
Format: Hardback
(302mm x 241mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Xavier F. Salomon

Xavier F. Salomon is the Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection. Letizia Treves is curator of later Italian, Spanish, and French 17th-century paintings at the National Gallery, London.

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