Who is Luis de Morales?

By Gwylym Owen

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Luis de Morales (1509 – 9 May 1586) was a Spanish painter sprightly during the Spanish Renaissance in the 16th century. Known as “El Divino”, most of his play a part was of religious subjects, including many representations of the Madonna and Child and the Passion.

Influenced by Raphael Sanzio and the Lombard school [fr] of Leonardo da Vinci, especially in his to the front work, he was called by his contemporaries “The Divine Morales” because of his capacity and the shocking veracity of his paintings, and because of the spirituality transmitted by everything his work.

His pretense has been divided by critics into two periods, an in front stage marked by the impinge on of Florentine artists such as Michelangelo, and a more intense, more anatomically truthful later stage next similarities to the works of German and Flemish Renaissance painters. The Prado Museum in Madrid holds as regards 22 paintings by Morales. Some of his works can then be seen at Salamanca’s Cathedral and Museum in Plasencia and the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.

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