Epiphany

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Location: 
Room 030
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Master of the Antwerp Epiphany
Active in Antwerp, in the first half of the 16th century
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Description:

The main scene is the adoration of the Infant Jesus by the Three Magi, a common subject for paintings in the 15th and 16th centuries, in which it was often a pretext for depicting a sumptuous material setting. Here the painter sought to assimilate the early-16th-century Italian model but remained true to the Flemish style, visible in the richness of the clothing and in the landscape in the background. The adoration takes place in an architectural setting that reflects the classical taste of the artist, while the interpretation, with its excess of characters and details, seems to suffer from horror vacui.

Painting

Circa 1520

89.5 x 184 cm

Long-term loan from the Reial Acadèmia de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi, 1902; acquired 1906

Inventory number: 

005718-000

Oil on wood
Century: 16th
Subject: Religion
Mestre de l'Epifania d'Anvers - Epifania - Cap a 1520
Epifania