Altar frontal from Cardet

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Room 06
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Iohannes. Ribagorça workshop
Active in the second half of the 13th century
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Both the frontal of Gia and of Cardet have preserved, exceptionally, in the lower frame, rests of the signature of its author, a painter named Juan («lohannes»). Both pieces are works of an active workshop in Ribagorza, that incorporates certain formulas of the first Gothic, like the narrative impetus or the subtle way to light faces. It’s also typical of this workshop the embossed decoration of plaster across the surface of the frontals, that were covered in cork to accomplish the characteristic golden background.

 

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Painting

Second half of 13th century

97 x 162 x 7.5 cm

Plandiura Collection, purchased 1932

Inventory number: 

003903-000

From the parish church of Santa Maria de Cardet (Vall de Boí, Alta Ribagorça).
Tempera, stucco reliefs and remains of varnished metal plate on wood
Subject: Religion
Century: 13th
Iohannes. Taller de la Ribagorça - Frontal d'altar de Cardet - Segona meitat del segle XIII
Frontal d'altar de Cardet
Iohannes. Taller de la Ribagorça - Frontal d'altar de Cardet - Segona meitat del segle XIII [1]
Frontal d'altar de Cardet [1]