Class [controlled]: paintings European art
*Work Type [link]: polyptych altarpiece
*Title: Polyptych with Saint James Major, the Madonna and Child, and Saints Title Type: repository
*Creator Display: Bartolomeo Vivarini (Italian, ca. 1432-1499)
*Role [link]: painter [link]: Vivarini, Bartolomeo
*Creation Date: 1490 [controlled]: Earliest: 1490 Latest: 1490
*Subject [links]: religion and mythology Madonna and Child (Christian iconography) Saint James Major (Christian iconography) Jesus (Christian iconography) Saint Mary Magdalene (Christian iconography) Virgin Mary (Christian iconography) Saint Bartholomew (Christian iconography) Saint Peter (Christian iconography) Saint Catherine (Christian iconography) Saint John the Baptist (Christian iconography) Saint John the Evangelist (Christian iconography) Saint Apollonia (Christian iconography) Saint Ursula (Christian iconography) martyrs saints pilgrimage
Culture [link]: Italian
*Current Location [link]: J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, California, USA) ID: 71.PB.30
*Measurements: comprises 10 panels; overall: 280 x 215 cm (110 1/4 x 84 5/8 inches)
[controlled]: Extent: components Value: 10 Type: count | Value: 280 Unit: cm Type: height | Value: 215 Unit: cm Type: width
*Materials and Techniques: tempera and gold leaf on panel
Material [links]: tempera panel (wood) gold leaf Technique [links]: painting
Description: The themes of martyrdom and pilgrimage are strongly represented in this polyptych. The central saint, Saint John Major, holds a pilgrim’s staff and shell, references to a famous pilgrimage site dedicated to him, Santiago de Compostela; pilgrimage sites were also dedicated to several other of the saints depicted. All of the saints depicted were martyrs, with the exception of John the Evangelist, Mary Magdalene, and the Virgin Mary. However, two of those three may be linked to martyrdom: John the Evangelist was thought to have survived an attempted martyrdom; the female saint with a jar has been identified as Mary Magdalene, but she carries a martyr’s palm, so perhaps that identification is mistaken.
Description Source [link]: J. Paul Getty Museum online. www.getty.edu Page: accessed 15 October 2006
Required and recommended elements are marked with an asterisk.
The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) has appointed a task force to research and explore options for the continued, sustained, and future development, maintenance, web presence, and administrative structure of Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO).
The Visual Resources Association Foundation is pleased to announce that a Russian translation of Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images is available online. The translation is a project of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
|buy the book from Amazon
or from the publisher, ALA