Bernat Martorell i la llegenda de Sant Jordi. Del retaule als brodats

Translated title of the contribution: Bernat Martorell and the Legend of Saint George : from the Retable to the Embroideries

Rafael Cornudella i Carré, Guadaira Macías Prieto

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Abstract

The Retable of Saint George, whose panels are divided up among the Louvre Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, and perhaps the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is undoubtedly Bernat Martorell's masterpiece, but also one of the pieces which raises more questions regarding its style, chronology and original destination. This article reviews some of the hypotheses put forward to answer these issues. Moreover, this altarpiece, probably from the Casa de la Diputació del General (today the Palau de la Generalitat), was not the only work in which Martorell dealt with the legend of this holy knight. The stylistic analysis of the embroidered scenes on the Tern de sant Jordi (set of liturgical vestments), currently preserved in the chapel of the Palau de la Generalitat, allows us to conclude that they were probably embroidered by Antoni Sadurní and his workshop ca. 1443-50 following pictorial models provided by Martorell.
Translated title of the contributionBernat Martorell and the Legend of Saint George : from the Retable to the Embroideries
Original languageCatalan
Pages (from-to)0019-53
Number of pages35
JournalLocus Amoenus (Ed. impresa)
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Bernat Martorell
  • Antoni Sadurní
  • Sant Jordi
  • Retaule
  • Frontal
  • Tern
  • Brodat
  • Saint Georges
  • Painting
  • Embroidery

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