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    Valuing the work of Jaume Huguet: a painter and his materials

    Maniura, Robert (2020) Valuing the work of Jaume Huguet: a painter and his materials. Oxford Art Journal , ISSN 0142-6540. (Submitted)

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    Jaume Huguet (c.1412-1492) was the most prominent painter in Barcelona in the late fifteenth century. His work, along with much painting in the Crown of Aragon in this period, was notably decorative with extensive use of gilded surface ornament. This tends to be seen as a backward-looking feature, out of step with the more ‘progressive’ developments in Italy and the Netherlands. This article explores the subtleties that emerge if we set aside such received criteria and take this painting tradition on its own terms. Concentrating on panels from the retable of St Vincent from the parish church of Sarrià, now in the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona, and the retable of St Bernardino and the Guardian Angel in the cathedral museum, the article argues that Huguet's work reveals a set of sophisticated practices based on an acute awareness of the possibilities of the materials used and achieving effects unavailable in a more rigorous painterly illusionism.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication following peer review. The version of record is available online at the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Robert Maniura
    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2020 09:46
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:58


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