It’s been a long winter’s hibernation, but the creature stirs to life. A lot to show in the coming days, first up is a look at a new large-scale triptych in progress. Feels good to be back in the saddle.
As it says, more will be posted as it happens.
Martyr William Tyndale being burnt at the stake in Belgium, from an Elizabethan edition of Foxe’s Martyrs, 16th century
Louis-Catherine Silvestre - Marques typographiques. Volume 2 (1867). [x]
Martin Schongauer. Angel of the Annunciation. 1400s.
Agostino Carracci - The Parable of the Devil Sowing Tares. 1580
Beheading of John the Baptist, 1509, woodcut by Lucas Cranach, Elder, German, 1472-1553.
Woodcuts were in great demand in Germany in the 16th century and most of the popular artists of the time made them. Cranach, the patriarch of a family of painters, excelled in portraits and female nudes and was a painter and graphic artist. Note the winged serpent signature lower right.
This woodcut is in the Staatliche Museen in Berlin, Germany.
Das Georgentor, Dresden (Dresden Castle)
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Massacre of the Innocents