archive-org.com » ORG » M » MHEU.ORG

Total: 474

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Frontispiece of Book IX by Valère Maxime | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Maxime Guillaume Vrelant Atelier de c 1470 illumination on parchment Pavillon de l Arsenal Paris Manuscrit 5196 Bibliothèque Nationale de France View this work in the exhibition Bathing The artist Guillaume Vrelant born in Utrecht was known to be in Bruges from 1454 onwards where he died around 1481 1482 He probably went there to sidestep a 1427 law which banned the sale of Utrecht images A painter very much

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/frontispiece-vrelant.htm (2016-04-28)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Plans for a city, taken from Manuscript B | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    trained alongside the likes of Botticelli and Le Peruguin Blessed with a towering intelligence and a keen eye he was also an outstanding scientist as demonstrated by his private notebooks written in Italian and in the dialect of Lombardy An artist engineer architect botanist anatomist philosopher and poet Leonardo da Vinci is a shining example of the thirst for knowledge and the appeal of universalism that came to embody the

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/romorantin.htm (2016-04-28)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Procession of the True Cross in Piazza San Marco, Venice | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    by Napoleon who introduced the Ala Napoleonica The background clearly shows the front of Saint Mark s Basilica then a lot more colorful than it is today with its green domes Behind the procession in the trapezoid shaped square the artist depicts men absorbed in natural conversation Elsewhere a face looks out from the picture from below one of the daises According to Vasari that face belongs to Giovanni Gentile s half brother The artist The Bellini family had its fair share of painters the father Jacopo his eldest son Gentile and Gentile s younger half brother Giovanni Gentile was born in Venice around the year 1428 perhaps a little earlier He was a realist artist who lacked his brother s sensibility and focused on genre paintings such as processions and scenes of daily life His first acclaimed work dates back to 1465 Gentile became the official portrait artist for the Doges and was sent to Constantinople in 1479 to record the peace treaty signed between the Republic of Venice and Turkey He stayed on for a year and painted the portrait of Sultan Mehmed II Sadly the fire that destroyed the Doges Palace in 1577 took with it all

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/procession-cross-piazza-san-marco.htm (2016-04-28)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The Suicide of Seneca, illustration from "The Nuremberg Chronicle" | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Wohlgemut before 1500 woodcut Beloit College Library Beloit Wisconsin USA Morse Library Beloit College View this work in the exhibition Bathing The artist Michael Wolgemut born in Nuremberg in 1434 was a German painter and printmaker He studied with Hans Pleydenwurff before taking over his busy studio He made 650 woodcuts as illustrations for The Chronicle of Nuremberg by Hartmann Schedel an incunabulum or kind of encyclopedia published in German

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/seneca.htm (2016-04-28)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Les cris de Paris / le chiffonnier-ferrailleur (the cries of Paris / the ragpicker-scrap merchant) | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Back to the timeline Previous Next Les cris de Paris le chiffonnier ferrailleur the cries of Paris the ragpicker scrap merchant anonymous c 1500 engraving on wood BnF Pavillon de l Arsenal BnF Pavillon de l Arsenal View this work

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/cries-of-paris.htm (2016-04-28)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Livre du Gouvernement des Princes. Folio 149 verso; a street in the early 16th century | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Gouvernement des Princes Folio 149 verso a street in the early 16th century Romain Gilles early 16th century illumination Paris Bibliothèque de l Arsenal RMN Agence Bulloz View this work in the exhibition The Street The work The Bibliothèque Nationale

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/livre-prince-romain-gilles.htm (2016-04-28)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The Garden of Earthly Delights | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    coarse remain somewhat mysterious for although some are references to proverbs and folk legends others belong to the world of alchemy and hermeticism However this picturesque side must not divert us from the fact that originally the work was meant to frighten it showed in great detail those who had given themselves over to sin and whose souls would be damned as a result In spite of the glowing colors the subject of this middle panel between two side panels one representing Genesis and the other Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is the terror of Hell The artist Like many artists in the Middle Ages his surname is taken from the town where he was born around 1450 s Hertogenbosch Hieronymus Bosch remained here all his life In 1480 he married the daughter of an aristocrat joined a religious brotherhood for which he was also official painter and lived a peaceful life in this small Flemish town in the Duchy of Brabant until his death in 1516 This unadventurous existence scarcely disrupted by a journey to Venice in the early 1500s did not prevent his work from gaining recognition throughout Europe he was known in Spain by

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/garden-earthly-delights.htm (2016-04-28)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The Island of Utopia, page 2 & 3 of the Louvain edition | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    book received even greater exposure thanks to new developments in printing and was a huge success in Europe initially in Paris and Louvain and later in the UK Largely inspired by Plato s Atlantis Utopia comprises both a critique of the English government of the time and a highly detailed description of the morals institutions and living conditions of the population of an imaginary island living under what is portrayed as an ideal political system Although the author deliberately chose to create a fictitious setting U topia it is hard not to draw parallels with the discovery of the New World just a few years prior to the book s appearance Thomas More drew on the ambiguity of the English pronunciation of the Greek prefixes ou and eu ou topia meaning no place and eu topia meaning good place The artist The Englishman Thomas More 1478 1535 was a leading 16th century humanist A friend of Erasmus and a trained lawyer he was fluent in Latin and Greek and led a brilliant political career in the service of King Henry VIII In 1516 he wrote his celebrated work Utopia or The Best State of a Republic which quickly enjoyed huge

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/utopia.htm (2016-04-28)
    Open archived version from archive



  •