23 juin 2011

'Treasures of Heaven saints, relics and devotion in medieval Europe' @ British Museum

Holy thorn reliquary, Paris, France. About 130 - 97. Gold, enamel, rock crystal, pearls, rubies, sapphires. © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- This major exhibition brings together for the first time some of the finest sacred treasures of the medieval age. It features over 150 objects drawn from more than 40 institutions including the Vatican, European church treasuries, museums from the USA and Europe and the British Museum’s own pre-eminent collection. Where heaven and earth meet It was during the medieval period... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2009

New Medieval and Renaissance Galleries Open at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Stained glass panel from the cloister of the Abbey of Mariawald depicting Esau giving up his Birthright. German, 1521. Museum No. C.120-1945 LONDON.- The V&A’s new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries opened, housing one of the world’s most remarkable collections of treasures from the period, including the Becket Casket, Gothic altarpieces and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. There will also be an outstanding collection of Renaissance sculpture by Italian masters such as Donatello and Giambologna. Ten galleries, occupying... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2009

"Temptation and Salvation: The Psalms of King David" @ the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Unknown, David in Prayer, 1637-1638. Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment bound between original wood boards covered with reddish brown morocco. Leaf 25.2 X 18.3 cm. 83.MA.63.320v. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig 1 14, fol. 320v LOS ANGELES, CA.- Whether sung, spoken, or silently read, the Psalms and their illuminations played a central role in medieval Christianity. On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, June 9 – August 16, 2009, Temptation and Salvation: The Psalms of King David features... [Lire la suite]
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