Morales, Luis de

Morales, Luis de

(lwēs dā mōrä`lās), c.1520–1586, Spanish mannerist painter. He lived and worked in Badajoz. Morales executed vivid portrayals of saints suffering and refined devotional images of the Virgin and Child. Influences of Leonardo da Vinci and of Netherlandish art may be seen in his delicate and precisely executed paintings. The Virgin with the Distaff, Holy Family, and Ecce Homo are at the Hispanic Society, New York City. Other examples of his work are in the Prado and in churches in Badajoz.

Morales, Luis de

 

(also known as Morales el Divino). Born circa 1510 in Badajoz; died there May 9, 1586. Spanish painter.

Morales was influenced by the Flemish and mannerist schools of painting. His works (for example, Madonna and Child, c. 1570, Prado Museum, Madrid) are marked by their enamel-like texture and cold colors. The sorrowful, nearly ecstatic spirituality of his portrayals reflects the intellectual milieu of the Counter-Reformation.

REFERENCES

Tormo, E. El divino Morales. Barcelona, 1917.
Backsbacka, I. Luis de Morales. Helsinki, 1962.
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