The Master Of The Trebon Altarpiece by Jan RoytThe Master Of The Trebon Altarpiece by Jan Royt

The Master Of The Trebon Altarpiece

byJan Royt

Hardcover | June 15, 2015

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The Master of the Trebon Altarpiece was a painter active in Prague in the fourteenth century and one of the most important gothic artists of the international style. He is named for his most famous work, a triptych depicting the death and resurrection of Christ, from an altar in a church in Trebon, a medieval town in the southern Czech Republic. Today, the masterpiece is in the collection of the National Gallery in Prague.
           
Because little is known about this artist, scholars have ascribed to the Master various pieces of art, speculating about their dates of origin, their chronology, and their artistic and ideological points of departure. Art historian Jan Royt's extensive scientific research into the Master of the Trebon Altarpiece attempts to definitively identify and contextualize this unknown artist's oeuvre.
           
Royt begins by outlining historical events in Bohemia during the last third of the fourteenth century, including the development of painting and religious atmosphere of the time. He then offers an artistic and iconographic analysis of works of the Master of the Trebon Altarpiece and his workshop and circle. The book closes with a detailed critical overview of art historians' views of the work of this medieval artist.
           
With more than eighty color reproductions and illustrations depicting the results of a restoration survey of the panel paintings by the Master of the Trebon Altarpiece, this book will be warmly received by scholars of art history as well as European art aficionados.
Jan Royt is head of the Institute of Christian Art History and vice-rector of Charles University, Prague. He is the author of Medieval Painting in Bohemia, also published by Karolinum Press, Charles University, Prague.
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Title:The Master Of The Trebon AltarpieceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 11.25 × 9.25 × 1.2 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Karolinum Press, Charles UniversityLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8024622610

ISBN - 13:9788024622613

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Table of Contents

Preface
 
Western and Central European painting 1375-1400
 
Sources and starting points of Bohemian panel painting 1340-1380
 
The religious background of the Master of the Trebon Altarpiece's work
 
The Master of the Trebon Altarpiece
The Trebon Altarpiece
On the reconstruction of the Trebon altarpiece
Works of the Master of the Trebon Altarpiece and his workshop
The chronology of the works of the Master of the Trebon Altarpiece and his workshop
The Master of the Trebon Altarpiece and the Beautiful Style
Works influenced by the Master of the Trebon Altarpiece's work
 
The Master of the Trebon Altarpiece as seen by art historians
 
Conclusion
 
Appendix: The Master of the Trebon Altarpiece's painting technique
 
Bibliography
List of paintings
Acknowledgements
Map of locations
Index
 

Editorial Reviews

“Royt approaches the altarpiece of Trebon with sensitivity and caution. . . . This book has wonderful fully illustrated photographs and high resolution detailed images of smaller aspects in the Trebon Altarpiece. There is a plethora of beautiful photographs of Bohemian works (not just of the Trebon Altarpiece), and easily accessible language that makes this an attractive read to the lay public and the art historian enthusiast. Royt’s The Master of the Trebon Altarpiece sheds light on both the structure of the Bohemian court and ecclesiastical religious issues. The conclusion offers exciting possibilities for further studies in art restoration and the legacy of the master of Trebon and his workshop.”