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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Enamels of Limoges.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by H. Abrams, ©1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Philip O'Neill; Musée du Louvre.; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
|ISBN:||0870997580 9780870997587 0870997599 9780870997594 0810965003 9780810965003 0300086024 9780300086027|
|Notes:||"This publication is issued in conjunction with Enamels of Limoges, 1100-1350, held at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, October 23, 1995-January 22, 1996, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 5-June 16, 1996."|
|Description:||478 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm|
|Contents:||Transatlantic crossings of the art of Limoges / Marie-Madeleine Gauthier --
Limousin and Limoges in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries / Bernadette Barrière --
Religious life in the Limousin in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries / Dom Jean Becquet --
Beginnings and evolution of the Oeuvre de limoges / Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye --
Opus lemovicense: the taste for and diffusion of Limousin enamels / Barbara Drake Boehm --
Techniques and materials in Limoges enamels / Isabelle Biron, Pete Dandridge, Mark T. Wypyski --
Birth of enameling in Acquitaine (1100-1160) --
Opus lemovicense and the creation of a European taste (1160-1190) --
Abbey of Grandmont (12th-13th century) / Jean-René Gaborit --
Limoges in transition (1190-1230) --
Last flowering (1240-1320) / Michel Pastoureau --
Gilded images : sacred and funerary sculptures (13th-14th century) / Béatrice de Chancel-Bardelot --
Tombs of Limoges Work / Béatrice de Chancel-Bardelot --
Techiniques and materials in Limoges enamels / Isabelle Biron, Pete Dandridge, Mark T. Wypyski.
|Responsibility:||John P. O'Neill, editor in chief ; translations from the French by Sophie Hawkes, Joachim Neugroschel, and Patricia Stirneman.|
Treasuries of France, and other sources. The works of Limoges were created for important ecclesiastical and royal patrons. The wealth of enameling preserved from the Treasury of the abbey of Grandmont, just outside Limoges, is due chiefly to the Plantagenet patronage of Henry II and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Enamels created during their reign resonate with the elegant style of the court, and the dramatic history of Henry's monarchy is evoked by such works as the.
Reliquary of Saint Thomas Becket. Ecclesiastical patrons such as Archbishop Absalon of Lund, Cardinal Guala Bicchieri, and, above all, Pope Innocent III were key to the dissemination of Limoges work throughout the churches of Europe. While few of the artists who created the enamels that have come down to us are known by name, the works of several - Master Alpais, Garnerius, and Aymeric Chretien - are here juxtaposed with related pieces, some of them demonstrably from the.