Artist in Focus: Murillo in Seville

Monday 7th June 6.00pm

Join us for a live, online lecture as we focus on Andalucia’s most famous and popular painter, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, whose home town was Seville. Born in 1617, Murillo decided to remain here for almost all of his working life, and his paintings are not only a valuable testament to the religious climate of the city following the Counter-Reformation, but also important documents which tell us a great deal about society and everyday life at the time. The lecture describes some of the charming images of street orphans and flower girls which one so often associates with the artist, explaining the reasons behind their creation. It also examines some of the beautiful large-scale religious works and analyses their iconography, comparing Murillo’s work to that of his two great contemporaries, Zurbarán and Velázquez and demonstrating how his work took a radically different turn. 

This is a live-streamed talk at 6.00pm BST. It will last approximately one hour including Q&A. Tune in from anywhere in the world to participate or enjoy a recorded version if you cannot watch live. For those who are unable to participate live, you will automatically be sent a recording soon after the end of the session enabling you to watch on catch up the following day. Please note, the recording is only available to those who have not been able to participate live, and it is not possible to purchase a recording after booking has closed. Please refer to the Further Information panel below.

General Booking lines will open on 21st April . Booking closes the day before the lecture.


Further Information


1. BOOK.

Click on the gold “Book This Course/Event” button on the right hand side now, fill in the online booking form and pay online. You will be notified automatically by email once your booking has been accepted.

Please ensure you enter your email address correctly, as your Zoom link will be sent to this address, thank you.

The cost is £10 per person. If making bookings for a number of people please provide their email addresses and book them as separate participants.


Download ZOOM once you have booked - please print/download the instructions in this downloadable link and read them carefully.  Zoom works best when using Google Chrome


You will receive an email approximately 24-48 hours in advance of the event asking you to register.** This is a privacy function enabling only registered participants to attend. After registering you will receive the Zoom log in link immediately both on your screen and by email, please keep it safely as you will need it to log in

** Please note that these details are sent out in office hours, so if you book on a weekend you may not receive them until Monday. You must register with the same name that you have booked under and at least 45 minutes before the lecture begins, otherwise you may not be able to watch. If you have not received your email confirmations, please check your ‘deleted items' and 'junk mail' folders.


Join the lecture at least ten minutes before it is scheduled to start, to ensure everything is working.

If you are not able to watch the lecture at the time it is live-streamed, you can still book online, as above. You will be contacted after the lecture has been broadcast with instructions on how to access the recorded lecture, for up to 24 hours afterwards.You do not need to advise us if you can't participate live, don't worry! NB the recording is not available to those who have participated live

Bookings close the day before the lecture is streamed.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event. We regret that we are unable to offer technical support with Zoom but tips can be found in the attachment. If you would like to book more than one event, please book separately for each lecture that you would like to attend, thank you. If you are booking for more than one person, it is important that you include their email address so that we can send them the lecture link too. We regret we are unable to offer refunds but don't worry if you are not able to attend, as we will send you the recorded lecture link.

Murillo, Spring as a Flower Girl © Dulwich Picture Gallery

Thank you very much for such an interesting and informative series of online lectures. I have learnt so much”

Mrs M Walsh

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  • Live streamed lecture
  • Viewable from anywhere in the world
  • Interactive Q&A


  • Price: £10.00
  • Venue: See Further Information
  • Lecturer: Siân Walters


Booking only available to Friends of AHF
until 21 April 2021. Become a Friend of AHF

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