Monthly Archives: July 2011

Building work through the ages – northern renaissance

DÜRER, Albrecht   Paumgartner Altarc. 1503   Oil on lime panel, 155 x 126 cm (central), 151 x 61 cm (each wing)    Alte Pinakothek, Munich The purpose of this fine piece was to publish a timely warning to those planning to carry … Continue reading

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Building work through the ages – the Italian renaissance

Long thought to represent a well-known biblical scene, this work is now confirmed to be part of a fifteenth century chronicle illustrating the moment of ‘Practical Completion’ of a significant public work. The contractors’ representatives on the left are handing … Continue reading

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