Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Cleveland Museum of Art's "Myth and Mystique" closing Cleveland’s Gothic Table Fountain

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Madonna at the Fountain, 1439. Jan van Eyck (Flemish, 1390–1441). Oil on panel; 19 x 12.5 cm. Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunst, Antwerp, inv. no. 411.
OHIO---"Myth and Mystique" at the Cleveland Museum of Art presents, for the first time, the museum’s Gothic table fountain as the focus of a single exhibition. The table fountain will be displayed among a group of objects including luxury silver, hand-washing vessels, enamels, illuminated manuscripts and a major painting. One of those signature works is the international loan  of Jan van Eyck’s painting "Madonna at the Fountain" from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, which also comprises part of the museum’s centennial loan program. Van Eyck is considered the most significant Northern Renaissance artist of the 15th century, and only about 25 surviving paintings can be confidently attributed to him.

Cleveland Museum of Art: "Myth and Mystique: Cleveland’s Gothic Table Fountain" (Ends February 26, 2017); 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH; (216) 421-7350; clevelandart.org

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