Murillo, mystery and mischief
Murillo, one of the greatest artists of 17th-century Spain, was renowned for his large religious compositions. But his small paintings of everyday subjects are no less masterful, much more mysterious and full of mischief.
In this talk, Daniel Sobrino Ralston, the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica Curatorial Fellow in Spanish Paintings, will explore Murillo’s enigmatic genre scenes and discuss ‘A Young Man Drinking’, once thought to have been made by an imitator but now considered to have been painted by the artist himself.
Your speaker Daniel Sobrino Ralston is the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica Curatorial Fellow in Spanish Paintings at the National Gallery. He has published and lectured widely on Spanish art and is currently completing his PhD at Columbia University. He specialises in the nineteenth century and curated ‘Sorolla in the Studio’, an exhibition at the Meadows Museum, Dallas, that explored the working methods of the painter Joaquín Sorolla.
Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE