{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 16276, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/16276", "Disp_Access_No" : "2017.1416", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "circa 1563", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1558", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1568", "Disp_Title" : "Head of Saint Michael", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "Head of Saint Michael", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Paolo Veronese", "Sort_Artist" : "Veronese, Paolo", "Disp_Dimen" : "41 cm x 32.1 cm (16 1/8 in. x 12 5/8 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "41 cm", "Disp_Width" : "32.1 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "canvas", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This painting is a fragment of a fifteen-foot-tall altarpiece painted for the church of San Francesco at Lendinara, a small town near Padua, Italy. Commissioned by the cousins Antonio and Girolamo Petrobelli, the painting was one of the major projects of Paolo Veronese’s career. By 1785 the church was abandoned and demolished, and the altarpiece was cut and sold in pieces in 1788 to maximize profits. Four fragments have been identified to date. The original canvas had the body of Jesus supported by angels in the upper register and the two donors with their respective patrons—Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Jerome—in the lower register. Saint Michael stood in the center, holding in his right hand a spear pointed at the demon and in his left scales to weigh souls on Judgment Day. The upright form of the archangel figure connects the upper and lower sections of the composition, while also reflecting the intermediary role of the much-venerated saint.", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017", "Copyright_Type" : "public domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "painting", "Creation_Place2" : "Italian", "Department" : "European Paintings", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Ranking is provisional (FC:jb 4/2/15) Needs illustration of the larger image from which it was cut (FC:jb 4/2/15) Possibly higher up (FC:jb 4/2/15) Medallion (FC:jb 4/2/15) Possible pair with other Veroneses, distinct palette (FC:jb 4/2/15)", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2017.1416-2.tif", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2017.1416-2.tif", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2017.1416-2.tif", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2017.1416-2.tif", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "2761", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2017.1416-recon1.tif", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2017.1416-recon1.tif", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2017.1416-recon1.tif", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2017.1416-recon1.tif", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "7902", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2017.1416-install.tif", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2017.1416-install.tif", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2017.1416-install.tif", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2017.1416-install.tif", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "7903", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 16450, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/16450", "Disp_Access_No" : "2017.1417", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1570s (?)", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1570", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1570", "Disp_Title" : "Three Cherubim", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "Three Cherubim", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Paolo Veronese", "Sort_Artist" : "Veronese, Paolo", "Disp_Dimen" : "105.41 cm x 81.92 cm (41 1/2 in. x 32 1/4 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "105.41 cm", "Disp_Width" : "81.92 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "canvas", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This painting is a fragment from a much larger composition. Cherubim along with seraphim form the highest order of angels in the Christian celestial hierarchy. In Byzantine and medieval art they were represented as heads surrounded by six wings. Varied and humanized in the Renaissance, they evolved into the sweet-faced, two-winged creatures seen here, and further into the baby angels, or putti, that populate many paintings. Veronese used groups of cherubim, first in the background of the upper reaches of altarpieces, then more prominently at the boundary between heavenly and earthly zones in various religious works. The group just above Saint Michael in the Petrobelli Altarpiece is typical. Judging by the size of these heads, the heavy weave of canvas, and the broad handling of paint, this fragment must come from a comparably large work, probably an altarpiece. While the type and function of these cherubim are evident, their realization is problematic. The arrangement of the three heads seems awkward, with their foreshortening uncoordinated and the upper two badly crowded. The individual heads lack volume, tending to flatten into simple shapes with no connection to their wings. Even allowing for condition––moderate abrasion and scattered paint losses throughout––the brushwork seems coarse, the accents in heavy pigment––the curls of the cherub on the right––superficial, and the surface inert. The habits are those of Veronese, but the hand shows little understanding of structure or sensitivity. Whatever the source of this fragment, an assistant was responsible for its execution. ", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017", "Copyright_Type" : "public domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "painting", "Creation_Place2" : "Italian", "Department" : "European Paintings", "Obj_Name" : "Three Cherubim", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Condition, conservation issues: needs to be cleaned. Whites are yellow. 2+ with cleaning. Could go in medallion hang. (FC:jb 4/14/15)", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2017.1417.tif", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2017.1417.tif", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2017.1417.tif", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2017.1417.tif", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "2762", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }