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Bermejo. The 15th-century rebel genius

  • Art
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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'Davallament de Crist als Llimbs', de Bartolomé Bermejo
'Davallament de Crist als Llimbs', de Bartolomé Bermejo
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

This monographic exhibition features the work of Bartolomé de Cárdenas (aka El Bermejo), an exceptional painter from the second half of the 15th century. His work stands out for its extraordinary technique and for its iconographic originality. The exhibition, which brings together works from several museums around the world, is organized jointly by the MNAC in Barcelona and the Prado Museum in Madrid. It presents 21 oil panel paintings, almost the whole of what he produced, together with other works by contemporary artists, and it also reveals little-known aspects of the painter behind the 'Pietat Desplà'. El Bermejo's skill in technique and ability to reinterpret themes, always inspired by the Flemish school, opened the door for him to nobility and church leaders. His visual universe would again gain relevance in the late 19th century.

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