Tag: angels

Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael: a legendary iconography /2

Montse Gumà Saint Michael Up to now I have mentioned few names because, of all these celestial creatures, the only ones that have one are the archangels, a class apart among the celestial cohorts and, from the point of view of the iconography, the richest. Although there are seven of them, a sacred number, there…

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Author: Montse Gumà

Not all angels are the same: art shows us this /1

Montse Gumà This Christmas we propose for you a visit to our collections, enriched with some examples from other museums, in which you will be able to discover how angels are depicted in art. As Louis Réau tells us in Iconography of Christian Art, “God does not live alone in Paradise.” He is accompanied by…

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Author: Montse Gumà

A new attribution to Joan Mates, a painter of Catalan Gothic

On the basis of its style, a small fragment from an altarpiece in the collection of the Ulm Museum (Germany) can be attributed to the painter Joan Mates, one of the principal exponents of Catalan Gothic. With the attribution of this piece – of singular iconography – to this artist, not only has the painter’s…

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Author: Cèsar Favà