Morales, Luis de (lwēs dā mōräˈlās) [key], c.1520–1586, Spanish mannerist painter. He lived and worked in Badajoz. Morales executed vivid portrayals of saints suffering and refined devotional images of the Virgin and Child. Influences of Leonardo da Vinci and of Netherlandish art may be seen in his delicate and precisely executed paintings. The Virgin with the Distaff, Holy Family, and Ecce Homo are at the Hispanic Society, New York City. Other examples of his work are in the Prado and in churches in Badajoz.
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