Luis De Morales
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Luis De Morales
Madonna and Child by Luis de Morales, Prado Museum
Christ before Pilate, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid

Luis de Morales (1512 - 9 May 1586) was a Spanish painter born in Badajoz, Extremadura. Known as "El Divino", most of his work was of religious subjects, including many representations of the Madonna and Child and the Passion.

Influenced, especially in his early work, by Raphael Sanzio and the Lombard school [fr] school of Leonardo, he was called by his contemporaries "The Divine Morales", because of his skill and the shocking realism of his paintings, and because of the spirituality transmitted by all his work.

His work has been divided by critics into two periods, an early stage under the influence of Florentine artists such as Michelangelo and a more intense, more anatomically correct later period similar to German and Flemish Renaissance painters.[1] The Prado Museum in Madrid holds around 22 paintings by the master. Some of his Works can be seen at Plasencia, Salamanca's Cathedral and Museum. The Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid also owns a couple of Works.

Selected works

  • La Virgen del Pajarito (Virgin of the Bird) (1546), kept in the church of San Agustín, in Madrid.
  • La Piedad (Pietà) (1560), kept in Badajoz Cathedral.
  • San Juan de Ribera (1564), in the Prado Museum, Madrid.
  • Ecce Homo, in the Hispanic Society of America.
  • La Piedad (Pietà), in the Prado Museum, Madrid.
  • Virgen de la leche (Breastfeeding Virgin), in the Prado Museum.
  • St. Jerome in the Wilderness, in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.
  • Christ tied to a Column, at Kingston Lacy House (National Trust), Dorset U.K.
  • La Piedad (Pietà)[2], Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid.
  • Christ before Pilate[3], Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid.
  • Virgin and Child with the infant St. John the Baptist, Salamanca's Cathedral[4]
  • Lamentation of the Christ, Museo de Salamanca[5].


  1. ^ Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Luis de Morales" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  2. ^ Fernando, Real Academia de BBAA de San. "Morales, Luis de - La Piedad". Academia Colecciones (in Spanish). Retrieved .
  3. ^ Fernando, Real Academia de BBAA de San. "Morales, Luis de - Ecce Homo/ Cristo entre dos sayones". Academia Colecciones (in Spanish). Retrieved .
  4. ^ "El Museo del Prado expondrá una obra de la Catedral de Salamanca". (in Spanish). Retrieved .
  5. ^ Salamanca, Tribuna de (2012-09-27). "El Museo de Salamanca cede una de sus obras para la exposición 'El Divino Morales' del Prado". (in Spanish). Retrieved .

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