Friday, 28 December 2012

Murillo & Justino

Here's an exhibition to watch out for in February 2013. Murillo & Justino de Neve: The Art of Friendship opens at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London on 6 February and runs until 19 May (CLICK). Don Justino de Neve, canon of Seville Cathedral, was both friend and patron of Spanish painter Bartolomé Estéban Murillo. This exhibition will bring together over 30 paintings to show the relationship between Murillo and his patron plus Dulwich’s own paintings by Murillo. To display the collection at its best, the gallery will transform its famous enfilade into an evocation of a 17th-century Sevillian church. Murillo's Invitation to a Game of Argolla and Three Boys, which features a black boy previously almost lost in dirty varnish, have been cleaned and restored. Above is Murillo's A Young Man with a Basket of Fruit.


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