The High Renaissance
 
&

Mannerism

 

 


Luis de Morales
 
 
 

 

 
Luis de Morales

(b ?Badajoz, c. 1520; d Badajoz, ?1586).

Spanish painter. The origins of his highly individual style are complex. His meticulous technique and the prominent echoes of the style and forms of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael indicate the formative influence of Italianizing Flemish painters. This accords with Palomino’s statement that Morales was trained in Seville by the Flemish Mannerist painter Peeter de Kempeneer (known in Spain as Pedro de Campana), who is recorded in Spain from 1537. It has been suggested that Morales visited Italy c. 1540, but this seems most unlikely. His contact with Portuguese painting, particularly that of Frei Carlos and the Evoran school, was important, and his knowledge of German and Flemish prints contributed to his repertory of forms.

 
 
 


Madonna with the Child

Oil on wood, 71,5 x 52 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
 

 

 


Madonna with the Child

c. 1570
Wood, 84 x 64 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid
 


 


Christ Carrying the Cross

1566
Oil on wood
Museo del Pariarca, Valencia



 

Ecce Homo

Panel
Hispanic Society of America, New York



 

Pieta

1560s
Oil on panel, 126 x 98 cm
Real Academia de Bellas Artes, Madrid

 
 

Virgin and Child with the Infant St John the Baptist

c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 120 x 80 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid



 

Virgin and Child with the Infant St John the Baptist (detail)
c. 1550
Museo del Prado, Madrid
 

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