Bartolome Bermejo : Master of the Spanish Renaissance
The beautiful National Gallery exhibition catalogue about Saint Michael Triumphant over the Devil - the first documented work by Bartolome Bermejo.
Painted in 1468, Saint Michael Triumphant over the Devil is the first documented work by Bartolome Bermejo (c. 1440-c. 1501), a 15th-century Spanish artist by whom only about 20 paintings are known.
Acquired by the National Gallery in 1995, the painting depicts the Archangel Michael defeating Satan, in the form of a hybrid monster, with Antoni Joan, feudal lord of Tous, kneeling nearby. The work is remarkable for its mastery of the oil-painting technique, influenced by Netherlandish painting and unrivalled by Bermejo's contemporaries in Spain. Following the painting's detailed technical examination and restoration, the authors provide a fascinating account of this rare work, accompanied by high quality new photography and placing the painting in the broader context of Bermejo's career in 15th-century Aragon.
- Author: Letizia Treves, the James and Sarah Sassoon Curator of Later Italian, Spanish, and French 17th-Century Paintings at the National Gallery, London.
- Hardcover: 128 pages | 70 colour illustrations
- Date published: June 2019
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1857096446
- Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 21.0 cm