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Titian: Jacopo de Strada. Her narrow face and elaborately pinned-up, transparent veil covering ears and brow stand out against a neutral, dark, two-dimensional background. The latter was decorated with miniatures of Trajan's Column, the Old St Peter's Basilica, and other monuments which Fouquet had encountered during a visit to Rome, and with which Chevalier himself - as a diplomat and former French Ambassador to England - would have been familiar. Perhaps, before they figured it out, Agnes Sorel died in The portrait of Etienne Chevalier is similar, in some respects, to van Eyck's portrait of Chancellor Rolin.
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The Virgin and Child Enthroned
Melun Diptych - Jean Fouquet’s 15th Century Lapis Madonna
Other whites based on calcium carbonate, for example, were used to form isolating layers which we can see inside her very translucent veil. The Virgin and Child Enthroned. With the work of Rogier van der Weyden, early Netherlandish portraiture entered a new stage in its development. The bare breast remains something of a mystery. The Melun Diptych was originally framed in opulent blue velvet, decorated with gilt medallions and strands of gold and silver thread, in which the donor's initials were woven in pearls, and placed above the tomb of Chevalier's wife in the church of Notre Dame in his native Melun. From creation to cruxifixction, the stories were told in human form.
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Attributed to the master of elsloo, active between and , large carved figural group of the virgin and child. Without his real model, Fouquet may have idealized her on a classical model worthy of his most expensive paints. Fouquet depicts the Virgin as the Madonna lactans, positioned frontally before an elaborate throne. The work hangs above her tomb in Notre Dame of Melun. As an illuminator, he may have preferred painting on flexible supports. Perhaps the artist has been put in mind of New Testament martyrdom by the antique coin bearing the head of Nero
Van Eyck's realism soon enjoyed international renown. Perhaps by owning these prayer books, people acquired a taste for art collecting. As first it might have seemed that only the religious aspect was threatened. The Madonna sits on a throne borne up by angels. Commenter avec CanalBlog Utiliser Facebook.