Saturday, September 05, 2009

Museum Mayer van den Bergh

This week I visited the museum Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp, Belgium. It's a small, charming museum with an interesting collection of medieval art: embroidery (opus anglicanum), sculpture (wood, ivory) and paintings.

I really liked this panel from circa 1400, because of the colors and details such as the apron and the shoes. (read more about it here, go to "collections" and then "Antwerp-Baltimore")

The picture below and more nativity scenes can be found here. Too bad I can't read it, but the pictures are interesting!


2 comments :

Elsbeth said...

You can use http://nl.babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_txt to translate russian to english.

Bertus Brokamp said...

Aahhhh, thát must have been the painting I had in mind when using that tiny table thingy at events recently. One mystery of 'on what piece of art did I see that!?* solved! Thanks!
I like that painting too, but because of the sleeping guards, including the one with the belt coming from below his iron hat on his back, a typical detail from these 1390-1410 decades it seems.

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