Paintings from the doors of the organ from La Seu d'Urgell cathedral

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Location: 
Room 27
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Master of La Seu d'Urgell
Active in Perpignan, last third of 15th century
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These canvases adorning the doors of the organ stall of the cathedral of La Seu d'Urgell helped keep out the cold and damp. The use of grisaille had special devotional significance in terms of the liturgical calendar, which restricted the display of brightly colourful sacred images and brightly coloured sacred images and the performance of music during Lent. This is one of the Master’s most emblematic ensembles, both for its typology and for its aesthetic value as the work of a truly original artist who incorporated the language of Flemish painting and tropes from French visual culture in a highly natural way.

Painting

Circa 1495-1498

Purchased, 1918; long-term loan by Generalitat de Catalunya, 1993

Inventory number: 

005709-CJT

Set of cloths that decorated the doors of an organ that has not come down to us. From a total of 12 pieces 11 are kept at the MNAC and one is in a private collection. They come from La Seu d'Urgell cathedral (Alt Urgell).
Tempera on canvas
Century: 15th
Subject: Religion
Mestre de la Seu d'Urgell - Pintures de les portes de l'orgue de la catedral de la Seu d'Urgell - Cap a 1495-1498
Pintures de les portes de l'orgue de la catedral de la Seu d'Urgell
Mestre de la Seu d'Urgell - Pintures de les portes de l'orgue de la catedral de la Seu d'Urgell - Cap a 1495-1498 [1]
Pintures de les portes de l'orgue de la catedral de la Seu d'Urgell [1]