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Reflections on the Collection: The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professors at the National Gallery of Art: Victor I. Stoichita on Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Two Women at a Window (c. 1655/1660)

Victor Stoichita (Université de Fribourg and former Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor at the National Gallery of Art) discusses Murillo’s Two Women at a Window in terms of the artist’s preoccupation with two relationships: that between the private space depicted in the painting and the public space of the beholder, and that of the viewer and the viewed.