Drama and Devotion - Heemskerck's Ecce Homo Altarpiece From Warsaw (Paperback)
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Drama and Devotion - Heemskerck's Ecce Homo Altarpiece From Warsaw (Paperback)

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Paperback 112 Pages / Published: 26/07/2012
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This title offers a fascinating look at the efforts of the J. Paul Getty Museum to preserve and expose a stunning 16th century triptych. Maerten van Heemskerck (1498-1574) was one of the most active and inventive Dutch painters of the 16th century. Over the course of his long career, he created lively mythological scenes, dramatic altarpieces for guilds, and smaller works for wealthy individuals. Regrettably though, several of his religious paintings were destroyed by Protestant iconoclasts in 1566. One of his extant masterpieces, the "Ecce Homo" triptych of 1544, was brought from the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, for treatment and study at the J. Paul Getty Museum as part of the Conservation Partnership program. Richly illustrated, this book documents the dramatic process of revealing the brilliance of a 16th-century masterpiece.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9781606061121
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 524 g
Dimensions: 253 x 228 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Well-researched." --Christopher Knight, LA Times
"Nothing short of revelatory. . . . This publication succeeds beautifully at situating a magnificent artifact within its historical and discursive milieu. Any scholar of early Netherlandish art will benefit from reading it."--Renaissance Quarterly
"Large color illustrations compare the artistry in the triptych to Heemskerck's other known works and to works by other northern European artists. Detail shots of the triptych accompany text that thoroughly describes the technical examination and chemical analysis that was performed."--Maine Antique Digest
"Informative and generously illustrated."--Easy Reader
"[This book] make[s] a significant contribution to the growing scholarship of this important northern master. . . . this succinct catalogue models the kind of exciting insights that can result from the collaboration between conservators and historians."--Renaissance and Reformation

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