People of Color in European Art History


  1. Pieter Coeke van Aelst
Triptych with Adoration
Flemish, Aelst (1530-40)
Oil on panel
81 x 127 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid
[x]

    Pieter Coeke van Aelst

    Triptych with Adoration

    Flemish, Aelst (1530-40)

    Oil on panel

    81 x 127 cm

    Museo del Prado, Madrid

    [x]

  2. Bernardino Luini 
Adoration of the Magi
Italy (1520-1525)
Mural
2.22 x 1.65 m
Painted for the Oratorio de Greco Milanese, near Milan.
Musée du Louvre

    Bernardino Luini

    Adoration of the Magi

    Italy (1520-1525)

    Mural

    2.22 x 1.65 m

    Painted for the Oratorio de Greco Milanese, near Milan.

    Musée du Louvre

  3. Alonso Berruguete
Adoration of the Magi
Spain (1526-32)
Polychrome wood
National Museum of Religious Carvings, Valladolid
[x]

    Alonso Berruguete

    Adoration of the Magi

    Spain (1526-32)

    Polychrome wood

    National Museum of Religious Carvings, Valladolid

    [x]

  4. Bernardino Butinoni
The Adoration of the Magi
Italian (between 1485 and 1495)
tempera on panel
24.8 × 21.6 cm (9.8 × 8.5 in)
[x] [x]

    Bernardino Butinoni

    The Adoration of the Magi

    Italian (between 1485 and 1495)

    tempera on panel

    24.8 × 21.6 cm (9.8 × 8.5 in)

    [x] [x]

  5. Francesco Bassano
Adoration of the Magi
1567-69
Oil on canvas
98 x 129 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
[x]

    Francesco Bassano

    Adoration of the Magi

    1567-69

    Oil on canvas

    98 x 129 cm

    The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

    [x]

  6. Adorationpalooza: Last Day!!!!

    My archive view is so pretty right now!

    (even my mistakes are beautiful, right? :P)

    So anyhow, if you want to submit ANYTHING as long as it’s NOT ADORABLE MAGI

    Please feel free to do so!

    Because I’ve had my fill of Magi now. As I am sure have you all.

    There’ll be a few special posts as well as the remainder of my queued Magi, and then we can all move on finally.

  7. Unknown Polish Artist
The Adoration of the Magi
Poland (c. 1520s)
oil on panel
78 × 61 cm (30.7 × 24 in)
National Museum in Warsaw (NMW)
[x]

    Unknown Polish Artist

    The Adoration of the Magi

    Poland (c. 1520s)

    oil on panel

    78 × 61 cm (30.7 × 24 in)

    National Museum in Warsaw (NMW)

    [x]

  8. timhowardjr wrote...

    Any Byzantine depictions of the Adorable Magi?

    THE ADORABLE MAGI

    ZOMG

    FU FU FU

    And, of course. They mostly look like either of these two:

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    image

    There are both pre-600s, Italy-ish.

  9. Unknown Illuminator

    Cuttings from a Missal with Adoration

    Germany (c. 1470-1500)

    ink, tempera and gold on vellum 

    9.4cm x 8cm

    Initial C with the Adoration of the Magi Cutting from a Missal: Initial C with the Adoration of the Magi;

    These cuttings are illuminated in a style that is somewhat provincial and difficult to localize. The figures relate to late 15th-century German woodcut illustration, but also vaguely recall Franconian sculpture and Saxon painting. The figures are simply, though charmingly, sketched in heavy black ink with little attention to finesse of line or detail.

    The palette is confined to dark hues of red, blue, and ochre with flesh tones either left white or colored pink. The style hints at an origin in Franconia, Saxony, or Silesia.The initial “E” includes a form of musical notation called Hufnagalshrift or “Horseshoe nail writing”because it resembles the nails used to affix horseshoes. Hufnagalshrift appears almost exclusively in manuscripts produced in Germanic Central Europe. The use of different colored lines in the musical stave is a known feature of Saxony. The text Exultet iam angelica (Rejoice now angel) begins the prayer used only on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil. It was sung by the priest at Mass to a very special and ancient melody.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art

  10. Unknown Artist

    The Adoration of the Magi

    Germany (c. 1424)

    49.7cm x 77.2cm, Unframed: 39cm x 31.7cm

    This small winged altarpiece or triptych was made for private use. The donor and his wife are shown in the lower central scene kneeling before the Virgin, her mother St. Anne, and the Christ Child. Above this is the Epiphany with the three kings presenting treasures to a tightly swaddled Christ. Center above, Adoration of the Magi, Center below, the donor and his wife adoring the group of St. Anne, the Virgin and the Christ child.

    The description for this piece sheds no light on the inexplicable baby-on-head navigation system.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art