Google doodle honours Spanish painter

NEW DELHI: Google Doodle on Thursday honoured the 400th birth anniversary of Bartolome Esteban Murillo -the famed Spanish Baroque painter.

According to information on Google page, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painted historical and religious scenes, portraits, and still lifes in oil and fresco during the golden era of Spanish art.
Today's Google page showcase Murillo's iconic paintings: 'Two Women At A Window', painted circa 1655-60. Murillo was known for his dramatic lighting, radiant color palette, and versatility. He brought life to a wide range of subjects, from the grandeur of his Immaculate Conception to the casual grace of Two Women at a Window.

Murillo was baptized on New Year's Day 1618 in Seville's Church of St. Mary Magdalen and lived in Seville most of his life. He studied with the accomplished painter Juan del Castillo, a relative on his mother's side of the family. However, Murillo considered as the head of what became known as the "Sevillian School" of the Baroque era.

Murillo cultivated his own style of painting, incorporating Flemish and Venetian influences and evolving throughout his career.

In honor of his 400th anniversary, a series of major exhibitions celebrating Murillo's work is opening at Seville's Museum of Fine Arts, bringing home the artist's work from renowned collections all over the world. Guided tours, concerts, and other cultural activities combine to make this the "Year of Murillo."

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