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A Victim of Anonymity By Neil MacGregor

A Victim of Anonymity by Neil MacGregor

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Are there miscarriages of justice in art history? Neil MacGregor believes there are. However great an artist, if his name is lost he will not receive a fair verdict from posterity. No exhibition will be devoted to his work; no books will be written about him; he will not even figure in indexes.

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A Victim of Anonymity: The Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece by Neil MacGregor

Are there miscarriages of justice in art history? Neil MacGregor believes there are. However great an artist, if his name is lost he will not receive a fair verdict from posterity. No exhibition will be devoted to his work; no books will be written about him; he will not even figure in indexes. Among these neglected geniuses is the 15th-century painter known only as the Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece. He may have been Netherlandish or German; he may or may not have been a monk. On stylistic grounds an oeuvre of half a dozen paintings, three of them large altarpieces, are attributed to him, and from them a vivid, if hypothetical personality can be built up: emotional, compassionate, observant, original, humorous. All that is certain is that he was a great painter whose name, if known, would rank with Botticelli or Holbein. In A Victim of Anonymity, Neil MaGregor corrects the judgement of history by demonstrating the power of this unacknowledged master, making us look closely at works that are all too easily passed over, showing us a peerless artist whose paintings derive their fame from nothing but their own superlative merits.

About Neil MacGregor

Neil MacGregor is a British museum director and art historian. He is the former editor of The Burlington Magazine and has been the director of the National Gallery, London and the British Museum.

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GOR004344856
9780500550267
0500550263
A Victim of Anonymity: The Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece by Neil MacGregor
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1994-02-07
48
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