Today we start moving into world art with the collection at the National Gallery. We begin with religious art, which was the predominant theme in art centuries ago. This is one such example. Triptych of the Virgin and Child is by Jacopo di Cione., and dates back to circa 1370- 80.
A couple of views of the same space- one with a gallery visitor and one without.
This is The Virgin and Child With Saints, by Benozzo Gozzolo, circa 1476-77.
Tommaso del Mazza is the artist behind this work, Saints Peter, John the Baptist, and Bartholomew, done circa 1385-90.
For today we finish with these candlesticks, credited to Master I.C.. Pair of Candlesticks dates to circa 1575-1600.
They may have been great artists but they had obviously never looked closely at babies.ReplyDelete
Interesting religious art. The candlesticks are well preserved.ReplyDelete
Of course there was only religious art ! The church was the only one which had enough money to pay for cathedrals and artwork instead of feeding the people !ReplyDelete
Love especially the candlesticks. "Sadly" all wooden floors here so no fire..ReplyDelete
Beautiful art display! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!
Interesting, but not really my thing.ReplyDelete
It is amazing how much time, money and energy has been invested in invisible others.ReplyDelete
...iot has always been an important subject for art.ReplyDelete
Religion has been an opportunity for art through the centuries...ReplyDelete
@John: I wonder based on some paintings if the artists spent any time in the company of babies.ReplyDelete
@Nancy: that they are.
@Gattina: religion was the biggest subject.
@Iris: as art goes, candlesticks are unusual.
@orvokki: I think so.
@Eileen: thank you.
@Jan: I suppose I relate more to the artistic than the religious.
@David: a lot.
@Italiafinlandia: it has.
How does a treasure such as the triptych survive those centruries?ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
They are so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Religous art in gold frames feels holy. Good photosReplyDelete
I remember seeing this part of the museum. I was particularly impressed with the wooden carvings.ReplyDelete
That room looks a lot like the rooms of museums all over Europe.ReplyDelete
Many of these icons are truly worth of being preserved.ReplyDelete
Very European collection. The candlesticks are quite extraordinary to been in such good condition after such lot of year.ReplyDelete
Beautiful art and displays.ReplyDelete
Nice art, very much appreciated even in the twenty-first century.ReplyDelete
Considering the age of the artwork they are in incredible condition. The gallery is doing an excellent job.ReplyDelete
@Marie: with great care.ReplyDelete
@Magiceye: I think so.
@Francisco: thank you.
@RedPat: I agree.
@Red: it is all well looked after.
@Sharon: it does.
@Gemel: they were well taken care of over the centuries.
@DJan: quite true.
@fun60: I agree.
I've always liked religious art.ReplyDelete
What a grand period! Lovely paintings and candlesticks. So much to appreciate.ReplyDelete
Triptych is my favorite ~ XXReplyDelete
Living moment to moment,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Beautifully painted 💛ReplyDelete
I love religious art -- it's beautiful and so well done. Such a different style.ReplyDelete
Well preserved and vibrant colors.ReplyDelete
my religion doesnt show human form., but the art is deep and beautiful too.. ;pReplyDelete
@Catarina: I do too.ReplyDelete
@Karen: I agree.
@Carol: I like that one.
@Jeanie: very much so.
@Eve: that's true.
@Wak Lat: I can see that.