Sunday, March 13, 2011

France 1500

The Three Stags Tapestry






And now for a little tour
of the Kings, Queens, and Courtiers exhibit
at the Art Institute.

(as pulled off the internet)







lots of delicious details
for this one







































Jean Fouquet

These images are arranged
in approximately the order
that the pieces might be seen
while strolling from the
entrance of the exhibit
to the exit.

And I'm only showing
my favorites
(though there were a few
for which images
could not be found)









Andre D'Ypres


















One scene
from a series
on the Trojan War






















St. Michael and the devil





Our Lady of Grace



This room also had
three marble masks
attributed to Franceso Laurana
but sadly,
way short
of this one
at the Frick



Follower of Nicolas Froment
(looks a bit like
Newt Gingrich and wife #3,
doesn't it?)










Jean Poyer









Jean Bourdichon














Jean Colombe
(this page was on display)















These two above pages come from the same book
but could not be seen.

(the entire book is shown here )




Jean Poyer
Massacre of the Innocents
from the Hours of Henry VIII

(this page was on view)





Poyer
The Month of May

(more off-view pages from the same book)


Poyer
St. Jerome
(off view)



Poyer
Saint Gregory celebrating Mass
(off view)



Poyer
Christ in the Garden
(off view)

The rest of the book can be seen here


note: two questions that arise:

1. Would it really be too difficult
for the curator to turn the page
every week or so during the exhibit
so visitors could see more of the book?

2. Why were so many books placed in such deep cases
that do not allow for closer inspection
of such small paintings?






Guillaume Bregnault








Jean Guilhomet







Here are some
of the 10
paintings by
Jean Hey
on display.

Above is my favorite



But I'm also fond of this one
which the A.I.C. has had
for about 80 years.


















Don't care much for this one

















Normandy, 1500




Josse Lieferinxe





Jean Perreal
in the
"Little Book of Love"
















Narcissus
(from the Boston Museum)





Andrea Solario





















Lorenzo da Muzzano














This was the Leonardo
that was included
when the show went to Paris.

(and I'm afraid that
Chicago got the consolation prize)

3 Comments:

Blogger marlyat2 said...

Delicious, Chris.

I would love to see that show and was wondering if they changed the pages on view. Too bad that they don't.

Have you updated under "design"? I find that Blogger now catches the spam if you update...

April 05, 2011  
Blogger marlyat2 said...

Oh, I meant to ask if you have seen that the Grand Rapids Art Museum has an annual April event where they have poets write about the artwork in their collection--evidently some about sculpture. Might make an interesting post!

It's called "Poetry on Demand." The poet who was talking about it is David Landrum, and he's doing a Harriet Frishmuth sculpture.

April 05, 2011  
Blogger chris miller said...

The museum site says: "Pick up your Poetry on Demand card in the lobby, present it to poets stationed in the galleries, and listen to poetry inspired by works of art on view"

Are poets going to be replacing docents in museums around the country?

I hope so!

April 09, 2011  

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