Murillo's allegories of salvation and triumph : the Parable of the prodigal son and the Life of Jacob /

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Author / Creator: Nancarrow, Mindy.
Format: Book
Imprint: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [1992]
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST)
Summary:This work explores the allegorical meanings of two narrative series of paintings created by one of Spain's baroque painters, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, in the crucial decade of Spain's spiralling decline, 1660-1670. The six paintings that make up The Parable of the Prodigal Son represent Christ's parable recorded in the gospel of Luke. The Life of Jacob, five canvases that are believed to have been commissioned by Seville's Marquis of Villamanrique, follows the life of the Old Testament patriarch found in Genesis.
Item Description:Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Kansas, 1985)
Physical Description:x, 152 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-147) and index.