Sevillian painters want to paint on new topics. They travel to Rome because the Italian government supports painters and they can learn from European painters. They specialise in painting landscapes with very luminous tones and bright colours, such as the landscapes of Venice painted by Antonio Reina and Rafael Senet.
They no longer paint popular customs, but scenes and people of the upper classes. The details of the fabrics, the lace, the furniture, the crockery and the glassware are very well represented in his paintings. José Villegas Cordero painted very luminous pictures. He applied his brushstrokes in a very personal way. You can see his way of painting in his works The Salute wharf and Praying in church.