The Cellular Triptych

size(cm): 45x25
Sale price£109 GBP


The painting The Le Cellier Triptych by artist Jean Bellegambe is a work of art that has captivated art lovers for more than five centuries. This triptych, measuring 102 x 61 cm, is a masterpiece of the Flemish artistic style of the 16th century.

The composition of the painting is impressive. The triptych is divided into three panels, each of which represents a different scene. In the central part, there is the image of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus. Around her are angels and saints who seem to be watching the Mother and the Son. On the side panels, scenes from the lives of Saints Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist are depicted.

Color is another prominent aspect of this painting. Gold and silver tones are used to represent heavenly glory, while darker tones are used to represent earth and earthly objects. The colors are rich and vibrant which makes the painting even more impressive.

The history of painting is fascinating. It was commissioned by the Le Cellier family, a French noble family, to be placed in their private chapel. During the French Revolution, the painting was confiscated and sold at public auction. Finally, it was bought by the Museum of Fine Arts in Lille, where it is currently located.

In addition, there are little known aspects about this painting. For example, some of the characters depicted in the painting are believed to be portraits of members of the Le Cellier family. The painting is also believed to have been done by Bellegambe in collaboration with other artists of the time.

In short, The Le Cellier Triptych is an impressive work of art that represents the mastery of the Flemish artistic style of the 16th century. Its composition, color and history make it unique and fascinating for art lovers around the world.

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