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Two Women at a Window is a picture by the Spanish artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, one of the most accomplished Baroque painters of his time. Much of Sevilla's religious institutions were adorned with his art. Murillo's production became hailed for the realism and detail that he brought to religious paintings, his luminous pictures, and his mastery over oil painting techniques. Murillo also was very interested in genre painting, which dealt with local customs, and a good portion of his pictures display citizens from Sevillian, aiming for a truthful representation. Two Women at a Window is a case of one of these scenes, as the women depicted were two local girls.
Two Women at a Window is an oil on canvas with dimensions of 125.1 x 104.5 cm, and the work is part of the National Gallery's collection. The work's date is estimated to be from 1655 to 1660. This period marks the moment that the painter achieved his mature work. Since 1655, Murillo was using a diffused and intense light in his religious paintings, giving them a luminous and ethereal quality. In 1658, he went to Madrid to look at what the court painters were doing. After coming back, the artist seemed pretty motivated, and he even created a Drawing Academy.
The idea of the picture is a rather simple one, as there are two women looking directly at the audience. One of them is smiling at the forefront while lying against the window and resting her face on her right hand. At her left side, a woman is also laughing and covering her mouth with her headpiece. Even though this is a simple composition, Murillo complexifies the artwork through some interesting and creative choices: the shape of the canvas gives a greater immersion since, because of its size, it resembles an actual window. Murillo's choice to paint the window's structure also reinforces this idea. This, paired with the two ladies looking ahead, places the spectator inside the artworks' play of gazes.
Genre painting is known for having a certain picturesque and humorous tone, which can explain why the woman is laughing at the audience. The painting's palette is restricted, giving it a great sense of unity, and the painter flawlessly depicted the texture of their clothes and hair. Their skin was portrayed in a very smooth way, a trait found in many of Murillo's figures and an example of his outstanding technique.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Girl and her Duenna 1670, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Girl and her Duenna 1670 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
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meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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