22 janvier 2018

Galerie Bernat at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 41b

   Joan Reixach (1431-1482), Mary Magdalene, circa 1455-1465, Spain, Valencia. Oil on wood panel, 97 x 59 cm. © Galerie Bernat Provenance: private collection, Stockholm Exhibition: National Museum of Stockholm 'Fem Sekler Fransk Konst', 1958. Juan de Borgoña and studio, Crucifixion with the Mass of Saint Gregory, circa 1530-1536, Toledo, first half of the 16th century. Oil on panel, 80 x 59 cm. © Galerie Bernat Provenance: private collection, Madrid. ... [Lire la suite]

17 juillet 2012

Qur’an, Granada, Spain, 13th century

Qur’an, Granada, Spain, 13th century. Part 39 of a Qur’an in 60 parts. Chapter 27, al-Naml (The Ant), verse 92 to Chapter 28, al-Qasas (The Narrative), verse 3 BL Or. MS 12523C, ff. 14v–15.  © The British Library Board
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11 juin 2009

'The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600-1700' @ National Gallery

Diego Velázquez (1599–1660), Portrait of Juan Martínez Montañés, 1635 © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid LONDON.- Created to shock the senses and stir the soul… 'The Sacred Made Real' presents a landmark reappraisal of religious art from the Spanish Golden Age. Paintings including masterpieces by Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Zurbarán are displayed for the very first time alongside Spain’s remarkable ‘polychrome’ (painted) sculptures. While the religious paintings of Velázquez and Zurbarán are relatively well known, the... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2009

Medieval Walls In Spain Contain Bits Of Bone

Scientists have found a 14th century oven used to bake animal bones for the purpose of strengthening the grand medieval walls in what is today, Granada, Spain. (Credit: American Chemical Society) In a macabre discovery fit for Indiana Jones, archaeologists in Spain unearthed a 14th century brick oven with a unique role — to bake bones. Scientists report that the animal bones were burnt in the oven and mixed with other materials to produce a protective coating to strengthen the grand medieval walls of what is today Granada,... [Lire la suite]
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