Ô Bartolome Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance

  • Bartolome Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance
  • Letizia Treves
  • 25 November 2017
  • 1857096444

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  1. Mac McAleer Mac McAleer says:

    To celebrate the restoration of its painting Saint Michael Triumphant over the Devil with the Donor Antoni Joan 1468 , the National Gallery, London, is staging a small exhibition of the restored painting and other works by its painter Bartolom Bermejo This is the accompanying book It is not a catalogue of the exhibition, but an exploration of the painting, the painter and the world of 15th century Spanish art.THE FRONT COVER shows a detail fromSaint Michael Triumphant over the Devilwith Saint Michael holding his sword above his head What cannot be seen is Saint Michael standing on a prostrate devil who he is about to strike him with his sword To his left is a picture of a much smaller man, kneeling This is the painting s donor, Antoni de Tous The devil has a dragon s body and what looks to a modern viewer like a cartoon head On closer inspection the devil is much grotesque and threatening The painting was originally the centre of an altar piece In a dark church, lit only by flickering candles, this would have been a horrible sight to a 15th century observer To modern eyes, Saint Michael seems thin, even skinny He is a warrior, as was the donor of this painting He also seems aristocratic, like the donor Saint Michael is framed by his polychrome wings and part of his golden armour can be seen All of his attention is focused on his devilish victim.THE BOOK is surprisingly large considering the smallness of the exhibition and how little is known about the life of the painter It is a durable hardcover, in size slightly less than the height of A4 and the same width It has 128 pages and is full of colour illustrations The chapters are The National Gallery s Saint Michael Triumphant over the Devil Painting in Spain at the Time of Bartolom Bermejo Antoni Joan, Seynor de Tous Bartolom s Knowledge of Netherlandish Art The Armour of an Archangel Bartolom s Saint Michael Triumphant restoration, Construction and Painting Technique.THE PAINTINGS All the paintings in the book are religious and would have formed parts of altarpieces There is no separate catalogue section for the paintings in the exhibition All the paintings by Bermejo in the exhibition are illustrated 1 , as are other paintings by him 2 There are also other examples of Spanish and Netherlandish paintings of the same period 3.______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1 The paintings by Bermejo in the exhibition are Saint Michael Triumphant over the Devil 1468, National Gallery, London Despl Pieta 1490, Barcelona Cathedral Triptych of the Virgin of Montserrat 1470 5, Acqui Terme, Italy The four part Christ after his passion Descent of Christ into Limbo Christ with the Just in Paradise Resurrection Ascension Museo Nacional d Arte Catalunya 2 Paintings by Bermejo in the book but not in the exhibition are The Arrest of Saint Engracia 1474 7, San Diego Museum of Art Saint Augustine 1477, The Art Institute of Chicago Christ at the Tomb supported by Two Angels 465 75, Museu del Castell de Peralada, Girona St Dominic of Silos enthroned as a Bishop 1474 9, Prado The Flagellation of St Engracia 1474 7, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao Saint Engracia 1474, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston 3 Examples in the book of other painters of the same period are, of the Spanish Gon al Peris Sarri Saint Barbara Miguel Xim nez and Martin Bernat Interrogation of the Jew Joan Reixac Saint Ildefonso Jaume Huguet Saint Michael of the Retailers The Netherlandish painters are Hans Memling The Last Judgement four works by Rogier van der Weyden and his workshop Last Judgement polyptych , The Seven Sacraments triptych , Michel de Chaugy presented by Saint Michael, The Virgin and Child.

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Bartolome Bermejo: Master of the Spanish RenaissanceThis book offers an in depth analysis of the first known painting by the th century Spanish painter Bartolom Bermejo

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