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Szépművészeti Múzeum — 3: European Sculpture 1200 – 1800

Glorious! Sublime! How to start? International Gothic Style! OK, it’s not my favourite, I like the styles immediately preceding and after, though I’m a sucker for the S-curves. Some with surprisingly well-preserved polychrome like the sculptor from Fabriano’s Virgin and Child, some, like the Workshop of Jakob Warschauer’s Bust of Female Saint so beautiful and changing from every angle.

The sculptor from Allgäu’s The Death of the Virgin is one of several smaller ones with amazing movement, life, and depth, along with the trio of pieces from Antwerp and the workshop of Robert Moreau. Near that is a larger work by Jacopo Sansovino (Jacopo Tatti), Virgin and Child of gilded wax and canvas is an example of the diversity of the collection. Other pieces are of clay, ceramic, stone, bronze. Victor Kayser’s Passover Feast is notable for being both stone relief and rarely depicted Old Testament story in Christian art, taking place the evening before Exodus.

Finally, probably modelled on a marble relief of Lorenzo Ghiberti, Virgin and Child, the painted and gilded stucco bust where the baby Jesus catches my eye with a most un-infant-like focus and consciousness.

Another three hours of museum wandering done. I don’t think I’d have made it through if the other half of the first floor had been open, or would have been kicked out.

(Further blogging and photographing of the museum here: Szépművészeti Múzeum — 1: Italian Painting 1250-1800 and here: Szépművészeti Múzeum — 2: 19th Century Art.)

Szépművészeti Múzeum — 63: Sculptor from Fabriano: Virgin and Child, second half 14th century
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 63: Sculptor from Fabriano: Virgin and Child, second half 14th century
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 64: Sculptor from Fabriano: Virgin and Child, second half 14th century (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 64: Sculptor from Fabriano: Virgin and Child, second half 14th century (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 65: Sculptor from Swabia or Upper Rhine: Virgin and Child, ~1500
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 65: Sculptor from Swabia or Upper Rhine: Virgin and Child, ~1500
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 66: Sculptor from Swabia or Upper Rhine: Virgin and Child, ~1500 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 66: Sculptor from Swabia or Upper Rhine: Virgin and Child, ~1500 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 67: Viennese sculptor: Virgin and Child, 1450-60
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 67: Viennese sculptor: Virgin and Child, 1450-60
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 68: Viennese sculptor: Virgin and Child, 1450-60 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 68: Viennese sculptor: Virgin and Child, 1450-60 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 69: Workshop of Jakob Warschauer: Bust of Female Saint, 1440-50
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 69: Workshop of Jakob Warschauer: Bust of Female Saint, 1440-50
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 70: Sculptor from Allgäu: The Death of the Virgin: 1500-10
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 70: Sculptor from Allgäu: The Death of the Virgin: 1500-10
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 71: Sculptor from Allgäu: The Death of the Virgin: 1500-10 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 71: Sculptor from Allgäu: The Death of the Virgin: 1500-10 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 72: Sculptor from Antwerp: Figure of a Deacon and Two Women, early 16th century
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 72: Sculptor from Antwerp: Figure of a Deacon and Two Women, early 16th century
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 73: Workshop of Robert Moreau: Figure of Three Men, 1520-30
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 73: Workshop of Robert Moreau: Figure of Three Men, 1520-30
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 74: Workshop of Robert Moreau: Christ Bearing the Cross, 1520-30
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 74: Workshop of Robert Moreau: Christ Bearing the Cross, 1520-30
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 75: Jacopo Sansovino (Jacopo Tatti): Virgin and Child, ~1511
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 75: Jacopo Sansovino (Jacopo Tatti): Virgin and Child, ~1511
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 76: Victor Kayser: Passover Feast, 1520-30
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 76: Victor Kayser: Passover Feast, 1520-30
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 77: Victor Kayser: Passover Feast, 1520-30 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 77: Victor Kayser: Passover Feast, 1520-30 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 78: Victor Kayser: Passover Feast, 1520-30 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 78: Victor Kayser: Passover Feast, 1520-30 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 79: Victor Kayser: Passover Feast, 1520-30 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 79: Victor Kayser: Passover Feast, 1520-30 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 80: After Lorenzo Ghiberti: Virgin and Child, after 1444
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 80: After Lorenzo Ghiberti: Virgin and Child, after 1444
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 81: After Lorenzo Ghiberti: Virgin and Child, after 1444 (detail)
Szépművészeti Múzeum — 81: After Lorenzo Ghiberti: Virgin and Child, after 1444 (detail)