Murillo: Picturing the Prodigal Son

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Murillo: Picturing the Prodigal Son

Published on May 26, 2022

During the 1660s, Sevillian artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo set out to paint the biblical parable of the prodigal son. Many artists tackling this subject focus on the story’s conclusion—that is, the prodigal son’s return from squandering his inheritance to be welcomed by his father’s forgiveness rather than his wrath. Murillo’s depiction, however, draws out the drama into a narrative cycle of six large canvases.

In 2022, all six canvases will travel to the United States for the first time to be featured at the Meadows Museum. The exhibition therefore marks a rare opportunity for American audiences to view an important painting series by Murillo in its entirety, just as it was created to be seen. 

The exhibition runs until June 12, 2022 at the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas TX 75205.

To learn more, click here.  

For more exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.