28 février 2020

Sixteenth-century drug jar from Italy acquired by the British Museum

Albarello, Siena for the Monastery of Santa Chiara?, c.1510-30. Photo Courtesy of Sam Fogg, London. LONDON.- The Arts Council has today, Friday 28 February, announced that an outstanding tin-glazed earthenware jar has been donated to the public through the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The albarello (Italian for drug jar) has been allocated to the British Museum in honour of Dr Dora Thornton, former Curator of Renaissance Europe and the Waddesdon Bequest.The front of the albarello shows a woman in profile amidst finely... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2010

A Miracle of the Sacrament by Sassetta @ The Bowes Museum

Sassetta, "A Miracle of the Sacrament", c.1423-25 COUNTY DURHAM.- One of the oldest and most intriguing paintings in The Bowes Museum’s collection is the focal point of a new display which opened this Saturday, 23 January. The small panel, A Miracle of the Sacrament by Sassetta, painted in Siena c1423-25, has a dramatic tale to tell. It shows a cleric, struck dead as he is offered the Host during Mass. Even more dramatically, a devil swoops down to snatch his soul as it leaves his body. This little painting was once... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2009

"Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art" @ The Frist Center for the Visual Arts

A Bridal Pair, 1400s, South German, Oil on panel, 30 ½ x 20 1/16 x 2 15/16 in. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Delia E. Holden and L. E. Holden Funds. NASHVILLE, TN.- The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will open Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. The traveling exhibition provides an extraordinary opportunity to see more than 100 rare works of art from the Middle Ages. The wide array of objects includes ivories, enamels, metalwork, jewelry, sculptures, paintings and illuminated manuscripts... [Lire la suite]
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