Immaculada de Soult  1678

by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Murillo created a highly successful formula for representing the Immaculate Conception, with the Virgin dressed in blue and white, her hands crossed over her bosom and her gaze directed at the heavens as she stands on the moon. He presents her with a clearly upward impulse that situates her in a celestial space filled with light, clouds and angels. That was the artist’s ma...
274 x 190 cm
Oil on canvas
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