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Description of Pictures: Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain
October 13, 2019 – February 17, 2020
Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain is the first major exhibition held outside Spain to celebrate the expressive art of the most important sculptor active on the Iberian Peninsula during the first half of the 16th century, Alonso Berruguete. The exhibition presents an impressive range of more than 40 works from across his career, including one of the early paintings he made while in Italy, where he trained. His abilities as draftsman are also celebrated with the largest group of his drawings ever to be assembled. The primary focus is on his painted sculptures in wood, which generally decorated large altarpieces, or retablos. The Museo Nacional de Escultura in Valladolid, Spain, has lent a substantial group of some of his very best figures. A section of one of his altarpieces is loosely reconstructed in the exhibition to convey an idea of how his sculptures were originally seen.
The exhibition is curated by C. D. Dickerson III, curator and head of sculpture and decorative arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
A fully illustrated catalog accompanying the exhibition is the first general book on Berruguete published in English and features essays by Dickerson as well as Manuel Arias Martínez, head of collections and deputy director, Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid, and Mark McDonald, curator of prints and drawings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The catalog is published by the National Gallery of Art in association with the Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas; Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica/Center for Spain in America, Madrid and New York; and Yale University Press, New Haven and London.
Organization: The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, in collaboration with the Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid
Sponsors: The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Buffy and William Cafritz Family Fund.
Additional funding is provided by The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art.
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Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
NGABER_191013_001.JPG: Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain
NGABER_191013_006.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain
NGABER_191013_017.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
Ecce Homo (Behold the Man), c 1524
NGABER_191013_030.JPG: Spanish (Castile)
The Miracle of the Palm Tree on the Flight to Egypt, c 1490-1510
NGABER_191013_035.JPG: Gil de Siloe
Saint James the Greater, 1489/1493
NGABER_191013_047.JPG: Delli Brothers
Christ at the Column, c 1440-1470
NGABER_191013_054.JPG: Pedro Berruguete
The Virgin and Child Enthroned, c 1500
NGABER_191013_066.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
Man Carrying a Sack, c 1508-1510
NGABER_191013_072.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
Salome, c 1514-1517
NGABER_191013_083.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
The Prophet Daniel (after Michelangelo), c 1512-1517
NGABER_191013_089.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
Seated Man (Christ?), c 1540-1555
NGABER_191013_100.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
Seven Figures and a Design for Architecture, c 1540-1555
NGABER_191013_109.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
Study of a Man with Drapery on His Shoulder (recto), after c 1525
NGABER_191013_119.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
The Assumption of the Virgin, c 1550-1560
NGABER_191013_125.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
Seated Young Man, c 1540-1555
NGABER_191013_134.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
The Entombment of Christ, 1540s or 1550s
NGABER_191013_140.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
The Entombment of Christ, c 1540-1560
NGABER_191013_145.JPG: Attributed to Alonso Berruguete
Man Viewed from Behind, Study of an Eye, after c 1525
NGABER_191013_148.JPG: Alonso Berruguete
Job or Levi, after c 1525
NGABER_191013_158.JPG: Bartolome Ordonez
The Lamentation of Christ, c 1518-1519
NGABER_191013_166.JPG: Martin Schongauer
The Flight into Egypt, c 1470-1475
NGABER_191013_171.JPG: Master of Sigena
The Adoration of the Magi, c 1519
NGABER_191013_192.JPG: Bartolome Ordonez
Saint Sebastian, c 1517
NGABER_191013_198.JPG: Master of Retablos
NGABER_191013_235.JPG: Calvary Group: Crucified Christ Flanked by the Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist, 1526/1533
NGABER_191013_249.JPG: The Adoration of the Magi, c 1537-1538
NGABER_191013_304.JPG: Old Testament Prophet (Ezekiel?)
Old Testament Prophet (Isaiah?)
NGABER_191013_340.JPG: Saint Benedict Converting the Goth Zalla, 1526/1533
NGABER_191013_373.JPG: The Sacrifice of Isaac, 1526/1533
Two Finials with Grotesque Decoration
NGABER_191013_417.JPG: Retablo Mayor of San Benito el Real
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