Tag: Romanesque mural painting

An Almoravid thurible in Romanesque art

This week’s blog includes a version of the text published in the blog of the Museum of the Alhambra, which links Romanesque works in different museums, including ours, to an Almoravid thurible in the Alhambra’s collection. Museum of the Alhambra One of the most outstanding bronzes to be found exhibited in the Museum of the…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Two hours at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya/1

Artur Ramon Whenever I accompany a foreign friend to the Museu Nacional I try to follow a chronological path in order to help him or her to grasp the magnitude of the collections in an orderly manner. I start with the Romanesque Art section and its “Sistine Chapel”, the misnamed Pantocrator by the Master of…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

A group of Apostles out of place. Mural paintings from Sant Pere del Burgal /2

Paz Marquès The fragment of mural painting from Sant Pere del Burgal is currently in the process of being restored. We have been working on this piece for years, studying its place with respect to the apse, the nature of the pigments, the surface materials … always with the idea of being able to insert…

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Author: Paz Marquès

A group of Apostles out of place. Mural Paintings from Sant Pere del Burgal / 1

Paz Marquès Here at the Museu Nacional, in the restoration and preventive conservation workshop we have a spectacular, fairly large fragment of mural painting, measuring 2.4 x 3.03 metres, that until a few years ago was in the museum’s reserves. Place of origin This fragment, like the paintings that we have exhibited in the museum,…

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Author: Paz Marquès

Curiosities of the collection: Medieval Art

With this post we continue the series Curiosities of the collection. The first article was about Modern Art and the second, Renaissance and Baroque. Hidden messages Here we see the Resurrection of Christ on the Gothic high altarpiece from the monastery of Santes Creus. At first sight there is nothing unusual about this painting: Christ…

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Author: Redacció museu

The mural painting transfer kitchen

Cheese, milk, gelatin and flour could be some of the ingredients placed on the desks in Franco Steffanoni’s restoration workshop. We are not talking about a cook here, but a restorer who works with works of art –to be precise, with material patrimonial assets (for nobody can deny that culinary dishes are works of art…

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Author: Núria Oriols

The virtual apse of Sant Climent de Taüll: a shared project

The church of Sant Climent de Taüll, situated in the valley of Boí (Alta Ribagorça) and declared a world heritage site of Humanity by UNESCO in the year 2000, has offered since 2013 an innovative presentation of its Romanesque paintings, by means of a virtual mapping video that recreates, within the greater apse and the…

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Author: Paz Marquès

Taking a close look at the Christ of Sant Climent de Taüll

Sant Climent de Taüll

How many times have we seen this image? Many, for sure. And more so, taking into account that it has recently been very present in the press. The discovery of the remains of paint, or the deeper layers, has been in the news, in the church itself of Sant Climent de Taüll and also the…

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Author: Núria Oriols