Barcelona, 17 June – 25 September 2016
(Previously shown at the Prado and Bilbao).
Survey of 54 works by Luis de Morales (c.1510/11-1586) divided into five sections and starting with his Virgin of the Bird of 1546 along with other of his most important themes, the Virgin Dolorosa, Ecce Homo, Christ carrying the Cross and the Pietà. Another section is devoted to the artist’s images of the Virgin and Child including the panel of the Virgin and Christ Child with the Child Baptist from Salamanca Cathedral. Also on show are the only two drawings attributed to Morales, both from Lisbon’s Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. The final section focuses on Morales’ most important patron, Juan de Ribera, the counter-reformation bishop of Badajoz between 1562 and 1568.
Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 9 February – 16 May
Museu Nacional d’Art Catalunya, Barcelona, 16/06-16/09 2016.
Nineteen works owned by the Prado, including the Christ on the Cross and the Resurrection gifted by Plácido Arango, plus 35 from national and international museums, private collectors and religious institutions. Works include the Virgin with the Little Bird from the parish church of San Agustín in Madrid, the Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John from the New Cathedral in Salamanca and the Ecce Homo from the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon, which was recently restored in the Prado workshops.