|Who painted this? #39|
This was not helped by 'Word' going wonky and needing to be uninstalled and reinstalled. Did you know there are 25,000 files in Microsoft Word 2011 and it takes hours to uninstall!
Anyway, here's this week's challenge. This one was a complete and utter surprise to me. It's a place I know well and yet I've never seen a painting of it before, Nor did I know that this artist had painted this place (which he has and more than once) and it's certainly not the most obvious view.........
I've lightened the image I found because it seemed too dark and over-saturated and that simply isn't the style of this artist - and you needed to see the style because that's as much help as you're getting!
For those who've not risen to the challenge before please take a minute to read the rules - see below.
How to participate in "Who painted this? #39"
PLEASE make sure you read the rules before posting a comment - and ONLY POST ON THIS BLOG what you think is the answer.
Click this link to read THE RULES for participating in this challenge (this saves having to copy them out for each post!).
- use your brains not software to find the answer
- search using words only on a database of images
- leave your answer as a comment on this blog
- if correct it will not be published until the next post - which provides the answer
- if wrong it will be published
- do not leave the answer on Facebook!
- the winner - who gets a mention and a link on/from this blog - is the first person to give me a completely correct answer for ALL the things I want to know
Who Painted This #38 - The Answer
|The Merode Altarpiece by Robert Campin|
- Title of the artwork: Merode Altarpiece (see a high resolution version here)
- Name of the artist who created this artwork: Robert Campin (the Master of Flemalle)
- Date it was created: c. 1425-1428
- Media used: Triptych, oil on wood, 119.8 x 148.5 cm (Center panel 25 1/4 x 24 7/8 in; Left wing 25 3/8 x 10 3/4 in.; Right wing 25 3/8 x 11 in.)
- Where it lives now: The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Who guessed correct?
Who painted this #38? My congratulations to Jacqui Boyd who knew it from her art studies
A long long time ago I did my thesis on symbolism, Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait, The Ambassador by Holbein and The Donne Triptych by Hans Memling,(hand written, as no typewriter for a penniless art art student) so this image was very familiar to me. However, I have to confess, 33 yrs have past since then so the name was not on the tip of my tongue.Others who also got it right - in order - are as follows. It was amazing how many of you had seen it in person - but no surprise it made such a strong impression.
- Linda Nevill
- Colours and Textures
- Alastair Fraser
- John O'Grady
- Sandra Robinson
- Patrick Connors
- Hilary Dunk You only need to post once Hilary - it won't show up as I moderate each Friday and that's when the comments are published. Otherwise it wouldn;t be a challenge! :)
- Alyson Champ
- Ka Gray
- Barbara Jackson
- Glynis Yexley - who had the most unusual reason for knowing the right answer
It is called the Merode Triptych. The artist is The Master of Flemalle, it was painted, using oils, a new medium at the time, around 1430. It lives in the Cloisters Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I know this because last night I listened to the first couple of chapters in a new 'Art to Hear'(text on CD) book about The Master of Flemalle and Rogier van der Weyden (one of my fave artists). This work was the one I 'read' about just before I went to sleep!
If you'd like to study how people get the correct answer try studying past challenges which are listed in the Page Who painted this? - at the the top of the Page. Since of the requirements is to say how you found it, you can see the various ways people get to the answer.
Just for the record - anybody who leaves a comment on the page which lists all the "who painted this?" rather than the specific blog post is not counted. You have been warned!