THE EXHIBITION KLEINMEISTER OF THE MARIANO MORET COLLECTION IN PRINT QUARTERLY

 
 


The exhibition Kleinmeister. El legado de Durero en la Colección Mariano Moret in the last issue (june 2019) of Print Quarterly.


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  THEME & VARIATIONS: MANTEGNA AND BELLINI CHRIST´S DESCENT INTO LIMBO


 
  Andrea Mantegna. Christ's Descent Into Limbo. Tempera and gold on panel, 1492. Private collection


 
  After Andrea Mantegna. Christ descending into Limbo. Engraving, 1490-1520. British Museum


 
  Follower of Andrea Mantegna. Christ descending into Limbo. Engraving, c.1492. Colección Mariano Moret


 
  Circle of Andrea Mantegna. The Descent into Limbo. Brown and dark grey wash, heightened
  with white, on blue prepared paper, c. 1490. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett


 
  Circle of Andrea Mantegna. The Descent into Limbo. Pen and brown ink, brown wash, c. 1450.
  Metropolitan Museum of Art


 
  Workshop of Andrea Mantegna (attributed to Andrea Zoan). Descent into Limbo. Engraving,
  c. 1475. National Gallery of Art


 
  Giovanni Bellini. The Descent of Christ into Limbo. Oil on vellum on panel, c. 1475-1480.
  Bristol Museum & Art Gallery


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THE MARIANO MORET COLLECTION IN FIG BILBAO

A selection of prints from the exhibition Kleinmeister. The Legacy of Dürer in the Mariano Moret Collection, which was recently shown at the Valencia Fine Arts Museum, will be on display from November 15 to 18 at FIG Bilbao, the Art on Paper Festival that will once again make the Basque capital the epicenter of Printmaking in Europe. Visitors to the festival can also enjoy the specially designed augmented reality and virtual reality multimedia contents that will be accessible through tablets and VR glasses present in the exhibition.


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DÜRER AND THE PROPORTIONS OF HUMAN BODY


 
  Albrecht Dürer. Male Nude. Pen and brown ink, c.1513. Albertina


 
  Albrecht Dürer. De Symmetria Partium in Rectis Formis Humanorum Corporum, 1538


 
  Albrecht Dürer. Construction of an ideal head. Pen and brown ink, 1500. Germanisches
  British Library, MSS Add Sloane 5230,10v.


 
  Albrecht Dürer. Constructed Head of a Man in Profile (verso). Pen and brown ink and
  dark brown wash, c.1512. Morgan Library & Museum


 
  Hans Sebald Beham. Eines Weibes Haupt. Engraving, 1542. Colección Mariano Moret



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   THEME & VARIATIONS: DÜRER´S HORSES


 
  Albrecht Dürer. Horse. Pen and ink on basic black cover, 1503. Wallraf-Richartz Museum


 
  Albrecht Dürer. The Little Horse (detail). Engraving, 1505. Biblioteca Nacional de España


 
  Hans Sebald Beham. Alexander the Great. Engraving, c.1531–1550. Colección Mariano Moret


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CURRENT EXHIBITION

  Kleinmeister. The Legacy of Dürer in the Mariano Moret Collection
  València Fine Arts Museum

On the occasion of the exhibition #Kleinmeister. The Legacy of #Dürer in the Mariano Moret Collection, an english catalogue has been published. You can buy the catalogue online at LLIG shop.

  Authors: Mariano Moret
                Ángeles Santos
                Luis Arciniega
                David Heras and Nuria Rodríguez
  ISBN: 978-84-482-6252-5
  Language: Spanish/English
  Measures: 30 x 24 cm.
  Binding: Paperback
  Number of pages: 314


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  DÜRER´S HELMS

 
 
  Albrecht Dürer. Three Studies of a Helmet. Pen, ink and watercolour, 1503. Musée du Louvre


 
  Albrecht Dürer. Coat of arms with a Skull. Engraving, 1503. Biblioteca Nacional de España


 
  Albrecht Dürer. Three Studies of a Helmet (detail). Pen, ink and watercolour, 1503
  Musée du Louvre. Albrecht Dürer. Coat of arms with a Skull (detail). Engraving, 1503. Biblioteca Nacional de España


 
  Albrecht Dürer. Coat of arms with a Lion and a Cock. Engraving, c.1500.
  Biblioteca Nacional de España


 
  Albrecht Dürer. Three Studies of a Helmet (detail). Pen, ink and watercolour, 1503. Musée du Louvre
  Albrecht Dürer. Coat of arms with a Lion and a Cock (detail). Engraving, c.1500. Biblioteca Nacional de España


 
  Hans Sebald Beham. Coat of Arms with a Cock. Engraving, 1543. Colección Mariano Moret


 
  Albrecht Dürer. Coat of arms with a Lion and a Cock. Engraving, c.1500. Biblioteca Nacional de España
  Hans Sebald Beham. Coat of Arms with a Cock. Engraving, 1543. Colección Mariano Moret



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CURRENT EXHIBITION

   Kleinmeister. The Legacy of Dürer in the Mariano Moret Collection
   València Fine Arts Museum
 

The Kleinmeister exhibition in Ars Magazine: link to the article


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CURRENT EXHIBITION

  Kleinmeister. The Legacy of Dürer in the Mariano Moret Collection
  València Fine Arts Museum


Little Masters’ prints can be regarded as products of the most advanced technology of the first half of the sixteenth century, since they were made possible by the breakthroughs in optics which facilitated production of the magnifying lenses that were an indispensable requirement for executing works on such a small scale. The last section of the Kleinmeister exhibition is therefore devoted to presenting Old Master prints through the medium of museographic resources at the forefront of twenty-first-century technology. For this purpose an application for mobile devices has been specially created for this exhibition, making it possible to access a range of augmented reality and virtual reality content. This content is also accessible in the exhibition room through tablets and VR goggles, enabling visitors to immersively enter a sixteenth-century print workshop or to participate actively in the engraving, inking and printing processes of some of the prints included in the exhibition. The aim is to provide an attractive and educational way of bringing Old Master prints closer to the general public, and especially to a younger audience, which is very receptive to these technologies.

  Free download Kleinmeister/Colección Mariano Moret App in App Store
  Free download Kleinmeister/Colección Mariano Moret App in Google Play



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CURRENT EXHIBITION

  Kleinmeister. The Legacy of Dürer in the Mariano Moret Collection
  València Fine Arts Museum


27/05/2018

Kleine Musik für Kleinmeister

Concert by Capella de Ministrers with a program of German Renaissance music specially created for the exhibition Kleinmeister. The legacy of Dürer in the Mariano Moret Collection. Little songs by Ludwig Senfl, Michael Praetorius, Melchior Vulpius, Johann Walter, Tielman Susato, Heinrich Isaac, Caspar Othmayr and Leonhard Lechner. Kleine Musik für Kleinmeister. Little music for the Little Masters.

The concert will take place in the Ambassador Vich's Courtyard. Admission is free until full capacity is reached.

The Ambassador Vich's Courtyard is a Renaissance cortile built around 1525 with Genoa marble for the palace of Jerónimo Vich y Valterra, ambassador of Ferdinand the Catholic in Rome. Located in Valencia, it is one of the first Renaissance buildings of the Iberian Peninsula.

Concert teaser

 
  Ambassador Vich's Courtyard. València Fine Arts Museum


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  CURRENT EXHIBITION


  Kleinmeister. The Legacy of Dürer in the Mariano Moret Collection
  València Fine Arts Museum

17/05/2018

Exhibition inaugural event. Kleinmeister: The Legacy of Dürer in the Mariano Moret Collection.

On May 17, the Kleinmeister exhibition was inaugurated at the València Fine Arts Museum. The inauguration was attended by the Honorary Consul of Germany in Valencia, D. Gaspar Ripoll, the director of the València Fine Arts Museum, Mr. Jose Ignacio Casar Pinazo, Mrs. María José Navarro Toledo, President of Asociación de Amigos del Museo de Bellas Artes de València and Mr. Mariano Moret, curator of the exhibition and lender of a large part of the exhibited works. Among the numerous audience was a broad representation of the world of Valencian art and culture, among which we must highlight the President of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos, Mr. Manuel Muñoz Ibáñez, Mr. Carles Magraner, President of the CdM Capella de Ministrers Foundation, Mr. Felipe Jerez, Director of the Department of Art History of the Universitat of València, Mr. José Galindo, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universitat of València and Mr. Ricardo Forriols, Director of the Cultural Activities Department of the Universitat de Politècnica de València.

 
  Photo Eduardo Alapont

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  CURRENT EXHIBITION

 
 


Kleinmeister. The Legacy of Dürer in the Mariano Moret Collection

  València Fine Arts Museum
  Joanes Room of temporary exhibitions
  May 17, 2018 - July 29, 2018

The transition from the fifteenth to the sixteenth century in Germany was marked by a series of important changes which brought the Middle Ages to a close and ushered in the Early Modern era, making the years around the turn of the century a fascinating period in history. Some of the factors that sparked off these transformations were the invention of printing by Gutenberg in 1440, the arrival in Germany of the innovations of the Renaissance, facilitated by Albrecht Dürer’s two journeys to Italy in 1494 and 1505, and the Protestant Reformation set in motion by Luther in 1517 when he nailed his 95 theses against indulgences to the door of the church in Wittenberg. All these events helped to bring about a golden age of printmaking in Germany, whose presiding genius was incontestably Dürer, one of the most important printmakers in history. His virtuosity and revolutionary technical discoveries expanded the possibilities of this art to previously unsuspected limits, especially when we consider that this young artistic discipline had emerged only a few decades before. Around Dürer, in the thriving city of Nuremberg, arose an important group of printmakers known as the Little Masters (Kleinmeister), who included the Beham brothers, Georg Pencz and Heinrich Aldegrever. These artists also contributed decisively to the brilliance of that crucial period in the history of printmaking. The Little Masters were characterised by producing prints in small formats, many of them true miniatures, which required enormous technical skill to execute. They depicted a wide variety of subjects in their works, from the most canonical and elevated, such as biblical or mythological scenes, to the most worldly and popular, such as representations of everyday life which gave rise to some of the first genre scenes in the history of art. Among their works we also find prints that were highly controversial for their markedly erotic content, as well as numerous ornament prints which radiate exuberant creativity and fantasy. The lives of the Little Masters, true citizens of their time, were as turbulent and enthralling as the age in which they found themselves living, and this shines through in their artistic creations, adding to their appeal.

Through 141 works — 127 prints by various German artists belonging to the Mariano Moret Collection and 14 by Dürer from the Biblioteca Nacional de España — the Kleinmeister exhibition offers a wide-ranging overview of this fascinating period of art history. This is the first time a Spanish museum has devoted an exhibition exclusively to the work of the Little Masters.

It also presents an important series of prints by the Hopfers, a family of printmakers credited with inventing etching. This complex intaglio technique was to be the form of expression favoured by future geniuses of printmaking such as Rembrandt, Piranesi and Goya.


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  PAUL ANDROUET DU CERCEAU ORNAMENTAL FLOWERS AND FRENCH JEWELRY IN THE 18TH CENTURY


 
  Paul Androuet du Cerceau. Bouquets de Fleurs a la Persienne. Etching, c.1670-1690.
  Colección Mariano Moret


 
  Antique pieces of jewellery including solid silver flowers typical of the decorations that were sewn on the
  clothes of Russian empresses. In the centre are aigrettes set with diamonds and pearls, c.1770. The
  Jewels of the Romanovs. Stefano Papi


 
  Paul Androuet du Cerceau. Bouquets de Fleurs a la Persienne. Etching, c.1670-1685. Victoria and Albert Museum


 
  Moving 'trembleuse' diamond flower brooches, c.1800


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  RECENT ACQUISITIONS FEBRUARY 2018


The Mariano Moret Collection has embarked in the last two years on an ambitious acquisitions program that has resulted in the practical multiplication of the funds that compose the collection. Works as important as the 34 prints of Toonneel des Wereldts Ontdeckende De Ongestuymigheden in Ydelheden (Sample of the Vanity and the Variety of the World) by Pieter Bruegel, unique in a Spanish collection, the Carnival by Daniel Hopfer, various rare prints by Lucas van Leyden as The Suicide of Lucretia, Woman with the Hind and The Surgeon, among others, as well as two important groups of German Renaissance prints and ornamental prints, all them make the Mariano Moret Collection the reference collection in Spain for the study of capital artists such as Lucas van Leyden and the Little Masters, as well as for the investigation of some topics associated with the diffusion of the printed image as the Ornamental Print and the Weibermacht or the Power of women:

  Aldegrever, Heinrich. A foot soldier holding a fire pan and a bucket
  Aldegrever, Heinrich. Ornamental design with two putti standing at the base of a vase
  Androuet du Cerceau, Paul. Five embroidery designs consisting of stylized flowers
  Anonymous. Ornamental frieze with pastoral scenes
  Anonymous. Ausschneidebogen' wth riverside landscapes (2 plates)
  Anonymous. Two heads of Antique warriors
  Beham, Hans Sebald. A peasant at market
  Beham, Hans Sebald. A sleeping girl with a dog
  Beham, Hans Sebald. Triumf der edelen sighaften Weiber
  Beham, Hans Sebald. Eines Weibes Haupt
  Beham, Hans Sebald (after). Eight nude children
  Beham, Hans Sebald. Ornament panel with a male grotesque half-length figure
  Beham, Hans Sebald. David and Abishag
  Binck, Jacob. The witch attacking the devil
  Bourguet, Jean. Grotesque figures with ornaments design in blackwork
  Boyvin, René (attributed to). Design for ewer
  Callot, Jacques. Les Gobbi (5 plates)
  Callot, Jacques (after). Les Gobbi (9 plates)
  Callot, Jacques (after). Various independant scenes (2 plates)
  de Bry, Johann Theodor. Emblemata Saecularia (4 plates)
  de Bry, Theodor. A gunner besides an empty banderole and heraldic shield
  Demachy, Pierre (after). El Bolero
  de Wit, Frederick. Triumph of David
  Dugourc, Jean Démosthène. Le Feau
  Galestruzzi, Giovanni Battista. Trofei di Polidoro disegnati dall'originale (3 plates)
  Goya, Francisco de. The Drunkards (after Velázquez)
  Hoefnagel, Joris. Scarabei umbra
  Hopfer, Daniel. Design for an ornate cupboard
  Hopfer, Daniel. Ten friezes arranged horizontally with vine, masks, etc.
  Hopfer, Daniel. Ornament panel with various ceiling designs
  Hopfer, Daniel. Upright ornament panel with two peacocks
  Hopfer, Daniel. Carnival
  Hopfer, Daniel. Design for the capital and base of a column
  Hopfer, Hieronymus. The three prisoners
  Hopfer, Lambrecht. Christ crowned with thorns
  Jacquard, Antoine. Dial of watch dial with mythological scene
  Le Pautre, Jean. Study of ceiling decoration with Aeneas fleeing Troy
  Maglioli, Giovanni Andrea. Sea monster with a water fowl in its mouth
  Monogrammist AP. Plate depicting lower part of a Roman pilaster
  Monogrammist BL. Two panels with grotesque figures
  Monogrammist RDS. Christ before Caiaphas
  Muntinck, Adriaen. Two ornamental borders with insects and birds of different species
  Parrocel, Joseph. Flight into Egypt
  Pencz, Georg. Burying the dead
  Pencz, Georg. Judith with the head of Holofernes
  Pfeffel, Johann Andreas I. Designs for Jewelry and book cover
  Pfeffel, Johann Andreas I. Festoon design with flowers and bows
  Saly, Jacques. Vase decorated with two tritons
  Schmidt, Christoph. Ornament with eagle and other birds among foliage
  Solis, Virgil. Ornament panel with two Sirens
  Solis, Virgil. Leaf ornament panel
  Solis, Virgil. The death of Samson
  Solis, Virgil. Dancers and Musicians (6 plates)
  Toutin, Jean. A king holding sword and shield design in blackwork with pea pods
  van Doetechum, Johannes and Lucas after Pieter Bruegel. Toonneel des Wereldts... (35 plates)
  van Leyden, Lucas. The Raising of Lazarus
  van Leyden, Lucas. Woman with the Hind
  van Leyden, Lucas. Herod and Herodias
  van Leyden, Lucas. The Suicide of Lucretia
  van Leyden, Lucas. The Surgeon
  van Leyden, Lucas. Ornament with two Dolphins
  van Leyden, Lucas (after). Judas Thaddaeus
  van Leyden, Lucas (after). St. Peter
  Vauquer, Jean (after). Design for watchcase with scene of Joseph and Potiphar's wife
  Vico, Enea. Grotesque panel all´antica
  Wolgemut, Michael. The Heavenly Chorus


 
  Jacob Joris Hoefnagel. Scarabei umbra. Hand-coloured engraving, 1592. Colección Mariano Moret


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  THEME & VARIATIONS: GRYLLUS
 
 

Pliny the Elder uses the word Gryllus in his Natural History for a class of grotesque figures first used in painting by Antiphilus of Alexandria who painted a figure in a ridiculous costume, known jocosely as the Gryllus. The word Gryllus is commonly used to denote any grotesque monster which is made up by several human and animal heads. It can be a combination of animal and man, or dualities of male and female, old and young. A transmutation of souls, manifested into a single magical entity. These fantastic devices were more than mere artists' fancies and were used as Talismans and Amulets according to the ideas they portrayed, being sometimes Astrological in their significance and at other times representative of some form of Grecian or Roman religion. Plutarch writes that these composite objects were fixed up to ward off witchcraft and the evil effects of the first glance of the Evil Eye, it being thought that if the mischief-working eye could be diverted from the object to be protected on to the strange and ridiculous figures represented by the Grylli the glance would be absorbed and its effects destroyed.

 
 
  Gryllus. Four heads conjoined. Carnelian intaglio. Roman Imperial 1st-2nd century AD. Michael C. Carlos Museum
  Gryllus. Heads of Silenus, a Satyr and a Maenad. Onyx intaglio. France, 17th century The State Ermitage Museum
 
 
 
  Gryllus. Four heads conjoined. Sardonyx cameo, 16th century. British Museum
 
 
 
  Giovanni Andrea Maglioli. Composition of three faces and a ram´s head.
  Etching, c. 1580-1610. Rijksmuseum
 
 
 
  Giovanni Andrea Maglioli. Archimboldesque head. Engraving, c. 1580-1610.
  Victoria and Albert Museum
 
 
 
  (?) Giovanni Andrea Maglioli. Gryllus. Engraving, c. 1580-1610. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  THEME & VARIATIONS: THE APOSTOLATE OF SAN VICTORIÁN


The Diocesan Museum of Barbastro-Monzón shows a series of 14 anonymous paintings representing the Twelve Apostles, Christ Savior and the Virgin Mary. The paintings come from the Monastery of San Victorián and were painted in the 17th century by an anonymous artist. It is a series that accurately reproduces some of the engravings from the Creed series by Hendrik Goltzius.

  Link to the Barbastro-Monzón Docesan Museum


 
  Anonymous. The Apostolate of San Victorián, c.1660. Museo Diocesano de Barbastro-Monzón


 
  Hendrik Goltzius. St Andrew. Engraving, 1589. Colección Mariano Moret
  Anonymous. St Andrew. Oil on canvas, c.1660. Museo Diocesano de Barbastro-Monzón

 
 
  Hendrik Goltzius. St Philip. Engraving, 1589. Colección Mariano Moret
  Anonymous. St Philip. Oil on canvas, c.1660. Museo Diocesano de Barbastro-Monzón
 
 

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  #AskACurator DAY 2017


If you have ever had a burning question about the Mariano Moret Collection, now is your chance to ask. We are excited to be among more than 1400 museums from 57 countries participating in #AskACurator Day on Sept 13 2017. Tweet your questions to @ColeccionMMoret and make sure to use the #AskACurator hashtag.


 


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  CURRENT EXHIBITION
 
 
  ANZO. Isolation
  IVAM, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern. G7 Gallery
  Valencia, June 29 to November 05, 2017
 

The Mariano Moret Collection has loaned three Anzo works to a major retrospective of the artist at the IVAM.

 
 
  ANZO (José Iranzo Almonacid). Isolation 78. Photo lithography, 1971. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
 
  ANZO (José Iranzo Almonacid). Isolation S-17. Screen printing on silver metallic paper, 1973. Colección Mariano Moret
  ANZO (José Iranzo Almonacid). Isolation S-16. Screen printing on silver metallic paper, 1974. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
 
 

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  THEME & VARIATIONS: WEIBERMACHT OR THE POWER OF WOMEN
 
 

The richness and variety of the works that compose the Mariano Moret Collection allows diverse approaches to it from various plot lines and from different points of view. To this end, we have created several thematic sections that allow a deeper knowledge of the collection, in addition to the classification of works by schools. The first thematic sections are Ornament and Weibermacht or the Power of Women, and soon they will be added more thematic units.

 
 
  Juan de Flandes. Herodias' Revenge (detail). Oil on panel, 1496. Museum Mayer van den Bergh
 
 
 
  Lucas van Leyden. Herod and Herodias (detail). Woodcut, c.1512. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
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  THE ENIGMATIC QMS MONOGRAM
 

This rare engraving by Theodor de Bry is the only known print that presents the mysterious monogram QMS, a signature that has not been deciphered.

 
 
  Theodor de Bry. Two genii holding an escutcheon. Engraving, c.1580-1598. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
 
  Francois Brulliot. Dictionnaire des monogrammes, marques figurées, lettres initiales, noms, abrégés. Munich, 1882
 
 
 

Engravings, etchings and woodcuts by old and modern masters being part II of the Levy collection to be sold at unrestricted public sale on    March 29th and 30th, 1916 under the management of the American Art Association Art Galleries. Madison Square South. New York

 
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THEME & VARIATIONS: JOSEPH INTERPRETATING PHARAOH´S DREAMS
 
 
Anonymous reverse copy after Lucas van Leyden. Joseph interpreting Pharaoh's dreams. Engraving, c. 1520-1540. Colección Mariano Moret.
 
 
 
Anonymous draughtsman after Lucas van Leyden. Joseph interpreting Pharaoh's dreams (design for stained glass).
Pen and brown ink, with watercolour, c.1512. Rijksmuseum
 
 
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THEME & VARIATIONS: LUCAS VAN LEYDEN AT WINDSOR CASTLE
 
 
Anonymous reverse copy after Lucas van Leyden. Joseph interpreting Pharaoh's dreams (detail). Engraving, c.1520-1540. Colección Mariano Moret.
 
 
 
After Lucas van Leyden. Six almost half-length male figures. Pen and brown ink, c.1518. Royal Collection Trust,
Windsor Castle
 
 
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GOD IS IN THE DETAILS: THE ARNOLFINI PATTENS
 
 
Jan van Eyck. The Arnolfini Portrai (detail). Oil on panel, 1434. The National Gallery

Anonymous copy after Lucas van Leyden. The Musicians (detail). Engraving, c.1524. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
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THEME & VARIATIONS: THE PASSION BY LUCAS VAN LEYDEN
 
 
Lucas van Leyden. Christ before Annas. Hand-colored engraving in a Prayer Book, 1521. Rijksmuseum
 
Lucas van Leyden. Christ before Annas, from The Passion series. Engraving, 1521. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
 
Lucas van Leyden. The Flagellation. Hand-colored engraving in a Prayer Book, 1521. Rijksmuseum
 
Jan Harmensz Muller after Lucas van Leyden. The Flagellation, from The Passion series. Engraving, c.1615-1620. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
 
Lucas van Leyden. Christ Carrying the Cross. Hand-colored engraving in a Prayer Book, 1521. Rijksmuseum
 
Lucas van Leyden. Christ Carrying the Cross, from The Passion series. Engraving, 1521. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
 
Lucas van Leyden. Descent from the Cross. Hand-colored engraving in a Prayer Book, 1521. Rijksmuseum
 
Jan Harmensz Muller after Lucas van Leyden. Descent from the Cross, from The Passion series. Engraving,
c.1615-1620. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
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THEME & VARIATIONS: THE MUSICIANS BY LUCAS VAN LEYDEN
 
 
Lucas van Leyden. The Musicians. Engraving, 1524. Rijksmuseum
 
Anonymous copy after Lucas van Leyden. The Musicians. Engraving, c.1550-1600. British Museum
 
 
 
Anonymous reverse copy after Lucas van Leyden. The Musicians. Engraving, c.1524. Colección Mariano Moret
 
Jan Harmensz Muller (manner of) after Lucas van Leyden. The Musicians. Engraving, c.1581-1628. Rijksmuseum
 
 
 
Anonymous after Lucas van Leyden. Musicians: An Old Man and an Old Woman. Oil on panel,
c.1500-1599. Victoria and Albert Museum
 
Anonymous after Lucas van Leyden. An Elderly Man and Woman playing Stringed Musical Instruments.
Oil on copper, c.1500-1599. Dorneywood House
 
 
 
Anonymous after Lucas van Leyden.
The Old Musicians. Oil on panel, c.1550.
Karl & Faber
 
 
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THE COMMANDER OF WISDOM


Theodor de Bry. Design for an engraved tazza with a portrait of William I of Orange as Commander of Wisdom. Engraving, c.1588. Colección Mariano Moret


This design for an engraved tazza with a portrait of William I of Orange as Commander of Wisdom
was engraved by Theodor de Bry as an exercise in political propaganda in which the figure of
William of Orange-Nassau, leader of the Dutch troops who revolted against the Spanish Crow
during the reign of Philip II, is praised. Together with the effigy of the rebel captain, his virtues are
represented by various allegories.


The Commander of Wisdom

The Commander of Wisdom is an allegory of the pious Prince who, through his devotion, overcomes
Death and Temptation.


The Judgement of Solomon

The Judgment of Solomon is a story from the Hebrew Bible in which King Solomon of Israel ruled
between two women both claiming to be the mother of a child by tricking the parties into revealing
their true feelings. It has become an archetypal example of argument to moderation and that of an impartial judge displaying wisdom in making a ruling: Two mothers living in the same house, each
the mother of an infant son, came to Solomon. One of the babies had died, and each claimed the
remaining boy as her own. Calling for a sword, Solomon declared his judgment: the baby would be
cut in two, each woman to receive half. One mother thought the ruling fair, but the other begged
Solomon, "Give the baby to her, just don't kill him!" The king declared the second woman the true
mother, as a mother would even give up her baby if that was necessary to save its life.


The Judgement of Cambyses

The Judgement of Cambyses. According to Herodotus, Sisamnes was a corrupt judge under
Cambyses II of Persia. He accepted a bribe and delivered an unjust verdict. As a result, the king had
him arrested and flayed alive. His skin was then used to cover the seat in which his son would sit in judgment.


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THEME & VARIATIONS: CHRIST´S DESCENT INTO LIMBO
 
 
Andrea Mantegna. Christ's Descent Into Limbo, 1492. Ex-collection of Barbara Piasecka Johnson. Sotheby´s
 
Follower of Andrea Mantegna. Christ's Descent Into Limbo, c.1492. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
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1517 TO 2017. FIVE CENTURIES OF PRINTMAKING


This year our prints Two Putti in Circles and Sts Paul and Peter with the Vernicle celebrate 500 years.
Five centuries provoking admiration, emotion and devotion through the elegance and virtuosity of
Lucas van Leyden's burin.


Lucas van Leyden. Two Putti in Circles. Engraving, 1517. Colección Mariano Moret



Lucas van Leyden. Sts Paul and Peter with the Vernicle. Engraving, 1517. Colección Mariano Moret


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CHRISTMAS 2016


Season´s greetings.


Joseph Parrocel. The flight into Egypt. Etching, c.1680. Colección Mariano Moret


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CURRENT EXHIBITION


War, Violence and Death in the Mariano Moret Collection
Paraninfo Hall. Universidad de Cantabria

14-12-2016


THEME & VARIATIONS: ROYAL SUICIDE


In the Mariano Moret Collection we have two prints of Dido, the queen of Carthage who, according to Virgil's Aeneid, committed suicide when abandoned by her beloved Aeneas. In other versions, Dido,
agrees to Aeneas' pretensions of marriage in the fear that he will retaliate against her and her
people, but before the wedding, she takes her life by sinking a dagger in her chest.


Hans Sebald Beham. Dido. Engraving, 1520. Colección Mariano Moret

Georg Pencz (?).The death of Dido. Engraving, c. 1535-1580. Colección Mariano Moret


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CURRENT EXHIBITION


War, Violence and Death in the Mariano Moret Collection
Paraninfo Hall. Universidad de Cantabria

11-12-2016


THEME & VARIATIONS: MAN AGAINST MAN


Romanesque capital depicting two wrestling men (detail), c.1200. Prieuré Ste-Trinité. Anzy-le-Duc

Monogrammist FVB. Two peasants quarrelling over a game of skittles (detail). Engraving, c.1475-1500. Colección Mariano Moret


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CURRENT EXHIBITION


War, Violence and Death in the Mariano Moret Collection
Paraninfo Hall. Universidad de Cantabria

07-12-2016


YOUNG MAN WITH A SKULL


This Vanitas by Hendrick Hondius I is a copy of another print by Lucas van Leyden (Young Man with a
Skull) that Hondius thought it was a Lucas´ self-portait. For that reason the text by Dominicus
Lampsonius below:

LUCÆ LEIDANO PICTORI, ET SCULPTORI
Tu quoque Durero non par, sed proxime, Luca,
Seu tabulas pingis, seu formas sculpis ahenas,
Ectypa reddentes tenui miranda papyro,
Haud minimam in partem (si qua est ea gloria) nostrae
Accede, et tecum natalis Leida, Camoenae.
                                                                     D. Lampsonius.

TO LUCAS VAN LEYDEN, PAINTER AND SCULPTOR
You too, not equal, but nearest to Dürer, whether you be painting pictures, or sculpting bronze forms
which provide marvellous plates for the thin paper, take (if there is any glory in this) a place – not the
least important – in our Muse’s work, along with your native Leyden.
                                                                                                              D. Lampsonius


Hendrick Hondius I. Lucae Leidano Pictori, et Sculptori. Engraving, c.1610. Colección Mariano Moret


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CURRENT EXHIBITION


War, Violence and Death in the Mariano Moret Collection
Paraninfo Hall. Universidad de Cantabria

29-11-2016


THE JUSTICE OF HERKINBALD


Herkinbald was a judge from Brussels that cut his nephew´ throat because he had violated a woman.
His bishop denied Herkinbald the last sacrament of Holy Communion after he refused to confess the
murder of his nephew. However, Herkinbald miraculously then received the sacramental bread directly
on his tongue before dying, signifying that the justness of his nephew’s killing was acknowledged by
God.


Heinrich Aldegrever. Herkinbald killing his nephew (detail). Engraving, 1553 Colección Mariano Moret


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CURRENT EXHIBITION


War, Violence and Death in the Mariano Moret Collection
Paraninfo Hall. Universidad de Cantabria

26-11-2016


THREE BATTLE SCENES


Barthel Beham. Battle of eighteen nude men. Engraving, c.1528. Colección Mariano Moret

Barthel Beham. Battle for the banner. Engraving, c.1528. Colección Mariano Moret

Barthel Beham. Battle of Titus Gracchus. Engraving, 1528.Colección Mariano Moret


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CURRENT EXHIBITION


War, Violence and Death in the Mariano Moret Collection
Paraninfo Hall. Universidad de Cantabria

21-11-2016




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CURRENT EXHIBITION


War, Violence and Death in the Mariano Moret Collection
Paraninfo Hall. Universidad de Cantabria

17-10-2016


The Área de Exposiciones of the Universidad de Cantabria has designed an educational program for
the first quarter of the 2016-2017 course around the exhibition War, Violence and Death in the
Mariano Moret Collection. From October 17 to December 17, schools can request a guided visit to the exhibition in which students will be introduced to engraving and etching techniques through the
exhibited Old Master Prints, whose topics include contents as the representation of violence in
mythology and in religious iconography as well as some aspects concerning war in European history.




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CURRENT EXHIBITION




War, Violence and Death in the Mariano Moret Collection

The beauty of the terrible. The excitement of the fearsome. The attraction of the unfathomable.

Paraninfo Hall. Universidad de Cantabria
Santander, September 21, 2016 to December 17, 2016

XXI Congress of Art History
Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander, September 20, 2016 to September 23, 2016

Figures that die. Figures that kill. For love, for hate, for justice, for vengeance, for defending a
territory or an ideal. Death, its threat, power and victory over the men is the common theme and
thread of the 68 works pertaining to the Mariano Moret Collection that have been selected for this
exhibition. German, Dutch and Italian engravings that show violence, war, and death through works
by Aldegrever, Altdorfer, the Beham brothers, Georg Pencz, Marcantonio Raimondi, Lucas van Leyden
and other important engravers from the 15h, 16th and 17th centuries. Scenes in which the influence
of Humanism, neoplatonic ideas and the new aesthetic universe that looks into antiquity and revolves
around the representation of the human essence are visible. Violence shown through passion, beauty,
memories of the antiquity, mythological stories and characters. Images that censure sinful acts and
sometimes seem an invitation to sin. Alluring kidnappings, sensual suicides, attractive bodies fighting,
murderers who love or lovers who kill. War, violence and death together or separately, have a
significant presence in men, art, and in the engravings of the Mariano Moret Collection. Works of art
that take us to a tumultuous period of conflicts unable to be resolved, wars and warriors, religious
schisms, extinct ancient Gods that are recovered by art to transmit messages or simply show images
of an almost sinful violence. The excitement, tension and dramatic intensity which are implicit in many
of these themes lend them strength, beauty and a unique charm.

The exhibition War, Violence and Death in the Mariano Moret Collection is a satellite event to the
XXI Congress of Art History. A catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition.
The author of the catalogue text is Nuria Blaya, Professor of Art History at Florida Universitaria.




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THEME & VARIATIONS: LUCAS VAN LEYDEN SELF-PORTRAIT


This drawing by Dürer with a Portrait of a man (British Museum) was formerly thought to represent
the famous Dutch artist, Lucas van Leyden whom Dürer met in Antwerp and of whom he recorded
making a drawing in silverpoint in June 1521 (Lille, Musée des Beaux-Arts), but the features of this
sitter are quite different to those in the silverpoint drawing. The mistaken identity goes back at least
to the seventeenth-century etching Self-Portrait of the Artist (Colección Mariano Moret), made after
a design based on the present drawing and much reduced in scale, which Bartsch classified as a print
by Lucas van Leyden. This print has a false monogram and the date 1525, and is inscribed,
"Effigies lucae Leidensis. Propria manu incidere".


Albrecht Dürer. Portrait of a man. British Museum

Jan h. Muller?. Lucas van Leyden self-portrait. Colección Mariano Moret


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THEME & VARIATIONS: RENAISSANCE GERMAN SCUPTURE FROM THE BODE-MUSEUM


Through the sculptures from the Bode-Museum that are part of the exhibition The Last Gothic Flames, currently exhibited at the Museo Nacional de Escultura in Valladolid, It can be seen the enormous
influence that had the Renaissance printmaking in coetaneous German sculpture.


Hans Thoman. The death of the Virgin. Linden wood, c.1520. Bode-Museum


Hieronymus Hopfer. The death of the Virgin (detai). Etching, c.1528-1563. Colección Mariano Moret


Hendrik Goltzius. Christ before Pilate. Engraving, 1596. Colección Mariano Moret

Anoymous. South of Germany. Christ before Pilate. Bronze, c.1600. Bode-Museum


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RECENT ACQUISITIONS JUNE 2016


The Mariano Moret Collection has developed recently an ambitious acquisitions program with the objectives to complete and improve their collections of prints of the Little Masters and Lucas van Leyden. Another major objective has been to create an ornamental prints collection:

Martin Schongauer (copy after c.1550). Ornament with an owl and other birds
Anonymous Italian Master c.1560. Gryllos: conjoined heads of a youth, a bearded man, a satyr, and a ram
Lucas van Leyden. St Mark
Lucas van Leyden. St Mary Magdalene in the Desert
Lucas van Leyden. Sts Paul and Peter with the Vernicle
Lucas van Leyden. St James the Lesser
Lucas van Leyden. Triton and Siren in Tendrils
Lucas van Leyden (copy after). Christ before Annas
Lucas van Leyden (copy after). The Annunciation
Hans Sebald Beham. A mask on a shield held by two putti
Hans Sebald Beham. Design for the base and capital of a Corinthian column
Hans Sebald Beham. The impossible
Hans Sebald Beham. St James the Great
Hans Sebald Beham. Temperance
Hans Sebald Beham. Death and the sleeping woman
Hans Sebald Beham. Hercules abducting Iole
Hans Sebald Beham. Hercules killing Nessus
Hans Sebald Beham. Lichas presenting Hercules with the poisoned tunic
Georg Pencz. The conversion of St Paul
Monogrammist IB. The heart forged by Hope, Envy, Tribulation and Tolerance
Heinrich Aldegrever. A standard-bearer
Heinrich Aldegrever. Nude children dancing under a canopy
Heinrich Aldegrever. Grotesque ornament panel with a bat above a trophy and two satyrs holding dragonflies
Heinrich Aldegrever. Triton carrying off a male and female on a black background
Gilich Kilian Proger. Leaf ornament fillet with a putto
Daniel Hopfer. Roman majuscule alphabet
Daniel Hopfer. Ornament panel with various ceiling designs
Daniel Hopfer. Two upright ornament panels with half-designs for candelabra
Daniel Hopfer. Three horizontal leaf ornament friezes
Virgil Solis. Frieze with eight busts
Virgil Solis. Four acrobats
Monogrammist HL (Hans Leinberger?, Hans Loy?, Hans Leu?, Heinrich Lautensack, Hans Schlaiß?).
Cupid riding a snail
Cherubino Alberti. Vase with a scene of pagan devotion
Cherubino Alberti. Vase with a battle of ichthyocentaurs
Cherubino Alberti. Vase with two naked putti carrying a festoon
Christoph Jamnitzer. Grotesque with three equestrian genii
Christoph Jamnitzer. Grotesque with four heads in elaborate headdress
Hans Janssen. Oval with foliage arabesques
Hendrik Hondius the Elder. Young Man with a Skull (Portrait of Lucas van Leyden)
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. QUOD BENE DII VERTANT SPORTAM TEXIM ISTAM
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. TENDIM.HOS LAQUEUS PRO NUTU. ET SOLIM. ILLOS
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. HOS RITUS CELEBRANT EPICURI DE GREGE PORCI
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. ASPICE UT INGENTES SUSPENDAT SIMIA RUGAS
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. IMPROB, EST SI QUIS ALIENA INCOMODA RIDET
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. QUO MAGE FUMOSOS FOCUS EST, MIN IGNE CORUSCAT
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. OMNIA VINDCIT AMOR, ET NOS CEDAMUS AMORI
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. UT TE NOSSE QUEAS, HOC PROVIDUS INSPICE SPECLUM
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. A nobleman raising a goblet besides an empty heraldic shield
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. A noble dame besides an empty heraldic shield
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. DESIDIAM IGNAVI SEQUIMUR, LENTUMQ SOPOREM
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. A noble dame in a sedan chair with an empty escutcheon
on the door
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. PROIICIO AMPVLLAS, MONTESQ PACISCOR IN AVRO
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. MUSICA MORTALES RECREAT DIVOSQ BEATOS
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. HEU NIMIUM VAECIS ERRANT CONNUBIA FATIS
Johan Theodor de Bry. Emblemata Secularia. DUCERET UT VETULAM IUVENIS, FACIT AMPLACRAMENA
Nicolaas de Bruyn. The Massacre of the Innocents
Gerrit Visscher. Oval design for clock face with Aeneas carrying Anchises, four key bows and three
blackwork clock handles
Vicente Victoria. St Mary Magdalene
Stefano della Bella. Horizontal ornament panel of eight vases
Jean Berain. Grotesque panel with Hercules fighting Antaeus and other figures
Jean Berain. Ornament panel with arabesques
Gottfried Stein. Grotesque ornament panel with Venus and Cupid Johann
Adam Delsenbach.Three grotesque ornament panels with the Forge of Vulcan
Jacques François Joseph Saly. Vase decorated with bucranium and two putti
Jacques François Joseph Saly. Vase decorated with two tritons and other marine figures
Jacques François Joseph Saly. Vase decorated with two standing satyrs
Jean Baptiste Guelard. Le Maître d'École (The School Master)
Francisco de Goya. Los Borrachos (The Drunkards) after Velázquez
Jean Démosthène Dugourc. Le Feau (Arabesques. Fire)


Christoph Jamnitzer. Grotesque with three equestrian genii. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
 
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THEME & VARIATIONS. DRAGONS AND SEA MONSTERS


Hyginus. Dragon. illuminated manuscript. De sideribus tractatus, c.1465-1480, Ms. 28, Spencer Collection,
New York Public Library

Giovanni Andrea Maglioli. Two sea monsters riding the waves. Engraving, c.1580. Colección Mariano Moret

E. Joy Morris, Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Carousel Sea Monster. Carved and painted basswood, c.1899



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THEME & VARIATIONS: HEINRICH ALDEGREVER VERSUS LEONE LEONI AND POMPEO LEON


Heinrich Aldegrever. Mercury. Engraving, 1533. Colección Mariano Moret

Heinrich Aldegrever. Jupiter. Engraving, 1533. Colección Mariano Moret

Leone and Pompeo Leoni.The Emperor Charles V Restraining Fury, 1551-1553. Museo Nacional del Prado



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THE MUSICIANS

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life".
 
                                                                           - Oscar Wilde


                                                                                           Anonymous reverse copy after Lucas van Leyden.
                                                                                           The Musicians. Engraving, c.1524.
                                                                                           Colección Mariano Moret



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WORLD BOOK DAY 2016

This year we celebrate World Book Day 2016 sharing the links of our catalogue Grabados Maestros.
La huella de Durero y Lucas ven Leyden en la Colección Mariano Moret at some os the most
important and pestigious libraries in the world:

Universitat de València. Biblioteca Històrica. Valencia
Biblioteca Valenciana Nicolau Primitiu: Valencia
Biblioteca Nacional de España. Madrid
Biblioteca del Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid
Real Biblioteca. Patrimonio Nacional. Madrid
Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España. Madrid
CSIC Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Madrid
Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya. Barcelona
Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève. Paris
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut. Florence
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Munich
Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen-Nürnberg. Erlangen
New York Public Library. New York
Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum. New York
Harvard University Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts
Getty Research Institute Library. Los Angeles





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PACHECO. THEORIST, ARTIST, MASTER


The print Christ praying on the Mount of Olives by Hendrik Goltzius, belonging to the funds of the
Mariano Moret Collection, appears published on page 212 of the catalogue Pacheco. Teórico, artista,
maestro edited by the Seville Fine Arts Museum on the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to the
great Sevillian painter, who was master, teacher and father-in-law of Velázquez.





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THEME & VARIATIONS: PUNISHMENT OF NIOBE


Polidoro da Caravaggio and Maturino da Firenze. The History of Niobe. Fresco painting from the façade of the
Palazzo Milesi, Rome, 1526

Jan Saernredam, after Polidoro da Caravaggio and Hendrick Goltzius. Punishment of Niobe. Plates 7 and 8.
Engraving, 1594. Colección Mariano Moret



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URUMO´S MUARÉ NOTEBOOK


Urumo´s notes in his Muaré Notebook regarding his visit to the exhibition Master Prints from the
Mariano Moret Collection (La Nau. November 2012 - February 2013).

Link to the blog De vuelta con el cuaderno



Hans Sebald Beham. Hercules fighting the centaurs. Engraving, 1542. Colección Mariano Moret




Lucas van Leyden. Triumph of David. Engraving and dry point, 1513. Colección Mariano Moret



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THEME & VARIATIONS: LUCAS VAN LEYDEN, AN ARTIST BETWEEN GOTHIC AND RENAISSANCE ART


Although Lucas van Leyden is a fully Renaissance artist, in his prints are still noticeable traces of
Gothic style, like the traditional pose and drapery scheme of the Schöne Madonnen. Graceful
silhouettes, ‘hanchement’ or s-curve stance, a calm charm and, famously, a voluminous drapery style
characterised by cascading folds became the leitmotivs of these Beautiful Madonnas.


Lucas van Leyden. The Virgin with Child and St Anna.Engraving, 1516. Colección Mariano Moret

Workshop of Hans Gieng. Virgin and Child. Limewood, c.1530. Sotheby´s



Lucas van Leyden was regarded as an innovative artist because of his graphic work and the
introduction of Italian Renaissance iconography in the Netherlands. He was famous for his prints that
were sold with great success, thus helping to spread the new Renaissance style throughout Europe.


Lucas van Leyden. Ornament with the Head of Soldier. Engraving, 1527. Colección Mariano Moret

Plaster ornament with grotesque decoration (c.1550) from one of the ceilings at the Counts of Oliva Palace.
Demolished in 1947. (Photo: E. Fischer and V. Lauritzen, 1917)



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DESCUBRIR EL ARTE


Current exhibition The shadow of the burin is extended in Descubrir el Arte





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ARS MAGAZINE


Current exhibition The shadow of the burin is extended in Ars Magazine





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RECENT ACQUISITIONS JANUARY 2016


This etching by Vicente Victoria, recently acquired in Cologne, is the first Spanish print of the
Mariano Moret Collection.
St Mary Magdalene was etched by Victoria in Rome in the last quarter of the 17th century.
 
 
 Vicente Victoria. St Mary Magdalene. Etching, c.1673-1712. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
 
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2016


At the Mariano Moret Collection we are working intensively in numerous projects to make 2016 an
extraordinary year: the beginning of a new collection of Spanish Old Master Prints, an ambitious
policy of acquisitions intended mainly to enrich our funds of Ornamental Prints, the celebration of a
new exhibition for the month of September and the publication of a new catalog. We hope to
share them all with you
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF OLD MASTER PRINTS AND TWO OUTSTANDING PUBLIC MUSEUMS

 
 
 
2015 was an amazing year for the Mariano Moret Collection. In 2015 we have shown a part of the
Collection at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum in the first exhibition devoted to Lucas van Leyden held in
Spain. On the occasion of the exhibition it has been published a catalogue that is the first monographic
book published in Spanish language dedicated to Lucas van Leyden oeuvre.
José Juan Pérez Preciado, Assistant curator of Flemish and Northern European Paintings at
the Prado Museum, is the author of The text of this catalogue.
 
 
 
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CURRENT EXHIBITION


The shadow of the burin is extended.
Prints by Lucas Van Leyden from the Mariano Moret Collection
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

24/11/2015

 
After its premiere at FIG Bilbao 2015, these 4 engravings, the latest acquisitions from our collection,
are already in the room at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum in which are incorporated into the exhibition
The shadow of the burin is extended. Prints by Lucas Van Leyden from the Mariano Moret Collection.






RECENT ACQUISITIONS NOVEMBER 2015


Lucas van Leyden. St Mary Magdalene in the Desert. Engraving, c.1506.
Colección Mariano Moret



Lucas van Leyden. Sts Paul and Peter with the Vernicle. Engraving, 1517. Colección Mariano Moret



Anonymous copy after Lucas van Leyden. The Annunciation. Engraving, c.1516. Colección Mariano Moret
 


 
             

Theodor de Bry. Two genii holding an escutcheon. Engraving, c.1580-1598. Colección Mariano Moret



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CURRENT EXHIBITION


The shadow of the burin is extended.
Prints by Lucas Van Leyden from the Mariano Moret Collection
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

19/11/2015

FIG Bilbao 2015

FIG Bilbao is the print and art on paper festival that in only four editions has become an international
reference. From 19 to 22 November, Bilbao becomes the European capital of the stamp and art on
paper. The fourth edition of FIG Bilbao takes place in various venues throughout the city: the
Euskalduna Palace, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bizkaia Aretoa UPV/EHU, the Guggenheim Museum
Bilbao, the Ria de Bilbao Maritime Museum, the Deusto University Library
and the COAVN.
The Mariano Moret Collection is present at FIG Bilbao 2015 participating in multiple activities and
presenting four new acquisitions that complement our collection on Lucas van Leyden.







Photo Joselure/FIGBilbao



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CURRENT EXHIBITION


The shadow of the burin is extended.
Prints by Lucas Van Leyden from the Mariano Moret Collection. Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum


On the occasion of the exhibition The shadow of the burin is extended. Prints by Lucas van Leyden
from the Mariano Moret Collection, a catalogue has been published. This catalogue is the first
monographic book published in Spanish language dedicated to Lucas van Leyden oeuvre. José Juan
Pérez Preciado, Assistant curator of Flemish and Northern European Paintings at the Prado Museum,
is the author of the text of the exhibition catalogue.



Author: José Juan Pérez Preciado
ISBN: 978-84-608-2425-1
Language: Spanish
Measures: 21 x 21 cm
Binding: Paperback with flaps
Number of pages: 216



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CURRENT EXHIBITION


The shadow of the burin is extended.
Prints by Lucas Van Leyden from the Mariano Moret Collection.
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

20/10/2015

Exhibition inaugural event. The shadow of the burin is extended. Prints by Lucas van Leyden from the
Mariano Moret Collection.

The exhibition was opened by the Bilbao Mayor, Juan María Aburto, in the presence of the Bizkaia
General Deputy, Unai Rementeria, the Bilbao Culture Councilor, Nekane Alonso, the Bilbao Fine Arts
Museum Director, Javier Viar, the lender, Mariano Moret, the curator, Víctor del Campo, the President
of FIG Bilbao, Iñaki Alonso and the Honorary Consul of the Netherlands, Antonio Bereincua in front of
a large audience.






Photo Joselure/FIGBilbao
 
 
 
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CURRENT EXHIBITION


The shadow of the burin is extended.
Prints by Lucas Van Leyden from the Mariano Moret Collection
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

19/10/2015

Conference and private tour of the exhibition for the Friends of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum








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CURRENT EXHIBITION



The shadow of the burin is extended.
Prints by Lucas Van Leyden from the Mariano Moret Collection

69 prints from the Mariano Moret Collection and another one print from the Museum collection are
on display at the first monographic exhibition on Lucas van Leyden held in Spain.

Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao
Rooms 13, 14 and 15
October 20, 2015 to January 4, 2016
Organiser and sponsor: FIG Bilbao

The exhibition focuses on the first of the Dutch engravers, Lucas Huyghzoon, better known as
Lucas van Leyden (Leyden, c. 1489/1494-1533). The exhibition includes 70 prints made by
The Durch master and other major artists who, in the 16th and 17th centuries, were influenced by
him. All works featured come from the valuable Mariano Moret Collection, except one by
Lucas van Leyden in the Museum's own collection of works on paper. Of the 70 prints, 26 are
Lucas van Leyden originals, while the others (44) are by artists who either copied the master's prints
or created original works themselves. On the roster of artists are Hendrick Goltzius, Jan Saenredam,
Jan Muller, Nicolaes de Bruyn and Pierre Firens.

Lucas van Leyden was born in Leyden (Low Countries) in 1489 or 1494 (the available sources do not
agree) and died in 1533. He started young, painting his first picture early on, before moving on,
shortly afterwards, to the engraving. Despite his relatively short life, his artistic output was large;
where he really excelled was as an engraver, as we know of nearly 200 prints on religious and
allegorical themes by him. He apparently learnt the idiom and technique of engraving by first producing
small works, in which at times his skill clearly fails him, particularly in anatomical descriptions and the
use of space. Even so, those early prints had an expressive force and spontaneity that was gradually
attenuated throughout his career, as his technique became increasingly accomplished.

Prints selected for this exhibition reveal Lucas van Leyden's elegant line, the stunning finesse of his
work with the burin, his love of detail and his virtuosity in capturing the qualities and textures of
objects and fabrics, characteristics common to artists of the northern schools. His style is noted in
particular for the originality and complexity of the compositions, the subtlety of the almost
transparent silvered tones, the delicacy of his elegant figures, the richness of the description of the
robes andvestments the characters wear, and many other details besides.

In the engravings of Lucas van Leyden the mystery and elegance of late Gothic combine with the
developments ushered in by the Renaissance. An admirer of Albrecht Dürer, van Leyden shared with
him an enthusiasm for the force of expression of the engraving, although the Dutchman tried to
ration Dürer's influence in his work. He also mixed the naturalism and thoroughness of the Flemish
school with the introduction of perspective and landscape, developments proper to the new Italian
style. And, finally, the northern tradition of genre scenes featuring popular types with figures placed
in contrapposto, usually reserved for heroes and gods, and heir to the sculpture of classical Antiquity.
Lucas van Leyden's work surprised and delighted contemporary and later artists alike, who sought
to make these features their own and pay tribute by trying to emulate them or copying them in their
own engravings. This was certainly the case with Jan Muller and Hendrick Goltzius and their follower
Jan Saenredam, as is clear to see in their prints.

On the occasion of the exhibition The shadow of the burin is extended. Prints by Lucas van Leyden
from the Mariano Moret Collection, a catalogue has been published. José Juan Pérez Preciado,
Assistant curator of Flemish and Northern European Paintings at the Prado Museum, is the author of
the text of the exhibition catalogue. This catalogue is the first monographic book published in Spanish
language dedicated to Lucas van Leyden oeuvre.





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INTAGLIO PRINTMAKING IN DIDEROT & D´ALEMBERT ENCYCLOPÉDIE


Gravure en taille-douce. Plate I



Gravure en taille-douce. Plate III



Set of hand graver tools



Gravure en taille-douce. Plate III, Figure 4



Gravure en taille-douce. Plate III, Figure 5



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RECENT ACQUISITIONS JULY 2015


Monogrammist IB. Twelve gladiators fighting. Engraving, c.1523-1530. Colección Mariano Moret



Georg Pencz. The triumph of death. Engraving, c.1539. Colección Mariano Moret



Georg Pencz. Thetis y Cheiron. Engraving, 1543. Colección Mariano Moret



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THEME & VARIATIONS: THE NUDE STANDARD BEARER


After Raphael Sanzio. Naked man standing, holding a flag pole. Musée du Louvre

Workshop of Raphael Sanzio. A nude standard-bearer. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes

Marcantonio Raimondi. A nude standard-bearer. Colección Mariano Moret



Workshop of Raphael Sanzio. A nude standard-bearer. Pen and brown ink,
c.1516. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes



Marcantonio Raimondi. The nude standard bearer. Engraving, c.1515-1520.
Colección Mariano Moret



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RECENT ACQUISITIONS JULY 2015


Hans Sebald Beham. The judgement of Paris. Engraving, c.1518-1530. Colección Mariano Moret



Hans Sebald Beham. Hercules killing the Nemean lion. Engraving, 1548. Colección Mariano Moret



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THEME & VARIATIONS: PUNISHMENT OF NIOBE


Jan Saenredam. Punishment of Niobe (detail). Engraving, 1594. Colección Mariano Moret



Giovanni Battista Galestruzzi. Punishment of Niobe (detail). Etching, 1656. Colección Mariano Moret



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THEME & VARIATIONS: THE VIRGIN WITH CHILD AND ST ANNA


Lucas van Leyden. The Virgin with Child and St Anna. Engraving, 1516.
Colección Mariano Moret


Christoffel van Sichem. The Virgin with Child and St Anna. Woodcut, 1645.
Colección Mariano Moret



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OUR CATALOG GRABADOS MAESTROS AT THE LIBRARY OF THE FONDATION CUSTODIA IN PARIS:

Link to Grabados Maestros catalog





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THEME & VARIATIONS: MARCUS CURTIUS


Monogrammist IB. Marcus Curtius. Engraving, 1529. Colección Mariano Moret       
                               
Andrea Briosco, called Riccio. The Death of Marcus Curtius. Bronze. Sotheby´s


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RECENT ACQUISITIONS JANUARY 2015
 
 
 Lucas van Leyden. St Dominic. Engraving, c.1514. Colección Mariano Moret                   
                           
LÑucas van Leyden. The Virgin with Child on the Crescent. Engraving, 1523. Colección Mariano Moret


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THEME & VARIATIONS: JUDITH AND HOLOFERNES


Lucas van Leyden. Judith and Holofernes. Pen and brown ink, c.1525.
British Museum



Jan Saenredam. Judith and Holofernes. Engraving, c.1600.
Colección Mariano Moret



Pedro Nuñez del Valle. Judith and Holofernes. Oil on canvas, 1630. Galería Caylus



Lucas van Leyden. Judith and Holofernes. British Museum

Jan Saenredam. Judith and Holofernes. Colección Mariano Moret

Pedro Nuñez del Valle. Judith and Holofernes. Galería Caylus



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THEME & VARIATIONS: JAEL AND SISERA


Lucas van Leyden. Jael Killing Sisera. Pen and brown ink, c.1525.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen



Jan Saenredam. Jael and Sisera. Engraving, c.1600. Colección Mariano Moret



Pedro Nuñez del Valle. Jael and Sisera. Oil on canvas, 1630. Galería Caylus



Lucas van Leyden. Jael and Sisera. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Jan Saenredam. Jael and Sisera. Colección Mariano Moret

Pedro Nuñez del Valle. Jael and Sisera. Galería Caylus



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RECENT ACQUISITIONS JANUARY 2015


 Johann Rudolph Schellenberg. Still life with skulls (Vanitas). Etching, c.1775. Colección Mariano Moret



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THEME & VARIATIONS: GOLTZIUS´ HAND
 
 
Hendrik Goltzius. Four Studies of Goltzius' Right Hand.
Black and red chalk drawing, c.1588. Städelsches Kuntsinstitut
 
 
 
Hendrik Goltzius. Detail of Four Studies of Goltzius' Right Hand.
Black and red chalk drawing, c.1588. Städelsches Kunsinstitut

Hendrik Goltzius. Detail of St Jude. Engraving, 1589. Colección Mariano Moret


 
Hendrik Goltzius. Detail of Four Studies of Goltzius' Right Hand.
Black and red chalk drawing, c.1588. Städelsches Kunsinstitut

Hendrik Goltzius. Detail of St Jude. Engraving, 1589. Colección Mariano Moret
 
 
 
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RECENT ACQUISITIONS JANUARY 2015


Georg Pencz. Sextus Tarquinius raping Lucretia. Engraving, c.1546-1547.
Colección Mariano Moret

Kasimir Hagen collector´s mark on the reverse



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THEME & VARIATIONS: HERCULES WRESTLING ANTAEUS

Heinrich Aldegrever. Hercules wrestling Antaeus. Engraving, 1529. Colección Mariano Moret

Giovanni Bandini ?. Hercules wrestling Antaeus. White marble, c.1560-1590. Sotheby´s



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