August 3, 2021

Bartolomé Bermejo at the Prado Museum

Bartolomé Bermejo at the Prado Museum

8. The rebirth of Bartolomé Bermejo

Bartolomé de Cárdenas died at the beginning of the 16th century and, with him, his memory died down and his trace was lost. Only when, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, medieval painting began to arouse renewed interest, some of his works were recovered and a stylistic connection was discovered among several of them. They began to emerge studies, catalogs, articles and, also, reproductions. One of the most celebrated was the one that Edmond Dyer made of the triumphant San Miguel, commissioned by José Saavedra and Salamanca, II Marqués de Viana, for his palace in Córdoba (in the image). It was the beginning of Bermejo's return to the place he should never have missed: that of one of the best painters of the fifteenth century.

San Miguel de Tous

Edmond Dyer (copy of Bartolomé Bermejo)

Oil on board, 182.5 x 82 cm.


Palace of Viana, Cajasur Foundation (Córdoba)

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