Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance Catalogue

Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance Catalogue

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Painted in 1468, Saint Michael Triumphant over the Devil, which was acquired by the National Gallery in 1995, is unquestionably the most important early Spanish painting in Britain. The first documented work by Bartolomé Bermejo (about 1440–about 1501), a fifteenth-century Spanish artist by whom only about 20 paintings are known, it depicts the Archangel Michael defeating the devil, in the form of a hybrid monster, with Antoni Joan, lord of Tous, kneeling nearby. The work is remarkable for its mastery of the oil-painting technique, influenced by Netherlandish painting and unrivalled by Bermejo’s contemporaries in Spain. This can be seen in his sensitive use of colour, the astonishingly detailed depiction of cloth and jewels, and in the reflections in Saint Michael’s gleaming armour. Following the painting’s detailed technical examination and conservation, this book presents a fascinating account of this rare work, placing it in the broader context of Bermejo’s career in fifteenth-century Spain.

This catalogue accompanies the art exhibition at the National Gallery, London from 12 June – 29 September 2019.

Author

Letizia Treves is The James and Sarah Sassoon Curator of Later Italian, Spanish, and French Seventeenth-Century Paintings at the National Gallery, London.
With contributions by Lorne Campbell, formerly George Beaumont Senior Research Curator at the National Gallery, London; Tobias Capwell, Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection, London; Akemi Luisa Herráez Vossbrink, The CEEH Curatorial Fellow in Spanish Paintings at the National Gallery, London; Joan Molina Figueras, Professor of History of Art at the University of Girona; Paul Ackroyd, Rachel Billinge, Gabriella Macaro, David Peggie and Marika Spring are members of the Conservation and Scientific Departments at the National Gallery, London.

Product Code 1047979
Author Letizia Treves
Contributors Lorne Campbell, Tobias Capwell, Akemi Luisa Herráez Vossbrink, Joan Molina Figueras, Paul Ackroyd, Rachel Billinge, Gabriella Macaro, David Peggie , Marika Spring
Publisher National Gallery Company Ltd
Published June 2019
ISBN 9781857096446
Colour illustrations 93
Dimensions 27 x 21 cm
Format Hardback
Pages 128
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