The painting depicts the Virgin Mary with the Christ child in the foreground, while Saint Joseph stands behind them with a flowered staff. It is an example of cabinet painting, small works created by Bayeu alongside his fresco sketches. The painting reflects his embrace of neoclassical principles of moderation and naturalness, departing from the earlier baroque style. The fine brushstrokes and bright, sensationalist light are typical of his religious paintings.
The Holy Family 1776 by Francisco Bayeu - Public Domain Catholic Painting
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