04 avril 2018

Influence of Renaissance prints on Maiolica and bronze explored at the National Gallery of Art

Urbino (?), Plate with the Plague of Phrygia (after Raphael), c. 1535/1540, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection). WASHINGTON, DC.- The first exhibition of its kind in the United States, Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze, brings together some 90 objects to highlight the impact of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze plaquettes. Accompanied by a publication that provides a comprehensive introduction to... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2017

Probably workshop of Giacomo Mancini, "El Frate" (Italian, active ca. 1540–60), Pharmacy jar (albarello), 1573, Deruta

Probably workshop of Giacomo Mancini, "El Frate" (Italian, active ca. 1540–60), Pharmacy jar (albarello), 1573, Deruta. Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware). Overall (confirmed): 13 3/16 × 8 13/16 × 8 13/16 in. (33.5 × 22.4 × 22.4 cm). Gift of W. B. Osgood Field, 1902, 02.5.12 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Storage vessels were among the most frequently produced maiolica wares in late medieval and Renaissance Italy. Made in fairly standard shapes, they were designed to fit with dozens of others on a shelf, often... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2017

Dish with profile of a woman with Petrarchan verse, ca. 1510–30, Deruta

Dish with profile of a woman with Petrarchan verse, ca. 1510–30, Deruta. Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), lustered. Overall (confirmed): 3 1/2 × 15 7/8 in. (8.9 × 40.3 cm). Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1894, 94.4.320 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The Umbrian town of Deruta was an important center of maiolica production and was particularly famous for its display plates—especially those bearing images of lovely women. Here, confident lines describe a graceful feminine profile. Dishes such as this example... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2017

Dish with two lovers, ca. 1520–50, Italian, Deruta

Dish with two lovers, ca. 1520–50, Italian, Deruta. Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), lustered. Overall (confirmed): 3 5/8 × 16 5/8 in. (9.2 × 42.2 cm). Purchase, 1884, 84.2.11 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The likely contexts for the display of large dishes are not easily identified. Clues might be found in a dish's subject matter, which was often either amorous—as with this embracing couple—or religious. Both subjects are essentially domestic, lending themselves to the private spaces of a wealthy home. The... [Lire la suite]