Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Birth of the Virgin
Image View:
Overall view without frame
Creator:
Jan de Beer (Netherlandish painter, ca. 1475-ca. 1528)
Location:
repository: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Madrid, Spain) Inv. no. 34 (1956.16)
Location Note:
Paseo del Prado, 8
GPS:
40.416111-3.695
Date:
ca. 1520 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Netherlandish
Style Period:
Renaissance; Sixteenth century
Work Type 1:
panel painting
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
oil paint on wood panel
Technique:
oil painting (technique)
Measurements:
111.5 cm (height) x 131 cm (width)
Relation Work:
relatedTo Annunciation
Subjects:
genre; New Testament; saints; Anne (Mother of the Virgin Mary), Saint; birth; midwives; midwifery
Description:
Jan de Beer was a painter active in the first third of the 16th century, associated with the group known as the Antwerp Mannerists. The work of these artists is characterized by the use of minute detail in the backgrounds and by the poses of the figures, resulting in a style that combined late Gothic and Renaissance elements. This panel is one of two in the museum that must have been part of a larger ensemble on the Life of the Virgin. The figures show an elongation similar to Italian Mannerism. The objects depicted in the room almost function as independent, still-life elements. (Source: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum [website]; https://www.museothy ssen.org/en/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-BEER-TBM-TBV-A01
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Birth of the Virgin