09 décembre 2010

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires First 17th-century Spanish Sculpture

Juan Martínez Montañés (Spanish, 1568–1649) The Infant Christ. Polychromed wood, 1600–1606. TOLEDO, OH.- The Toledo Museum of Art has added a major sculpture, The Infant Christ by foremost Spanish 17th-century sculptor Juan Martínez Montañés (1568–1649), to its collection. "The acquisition marks the first Spanish sculpture and the first polychromed wood sculpture from that period to enter the TMA collection," said Museum Director Brian Kennedy. Montañés, who lived and worked in Seville his entire career, was esteemed... [Lire la suite]