Moira Morgan Day
New Book Highlights Maerten van Heemskerck’s
Ecce Homo Triptych
Over the course of his long career, Heemskerck created lively mythological scenes, dramatic altarpieces for guilds, and smaller works for wealthy individuals. Several of his religious paintings were destroyed by Protestant iconoclasts in 1566. Richly illustrated, Drama and Devotion documents the dramatic process of revealing the brilliance of a sixteenth-century masterpiece, and it sheds light on the artist’s technique, iconography, and the role of the altarpiece in the turbulent history of the era. The book accompanies an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum that opens June 5, 2012.
About the Authors—Anne T. Woollett is curator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum and author of Rembrandt in Southern California (Getty Publications, 2009). Yvonne Szafran is senior conservator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Alan Phenix is a scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute.
Drama and Devotion
Heemskerck’s Ecce Homo Altarpiece from Warsaw
Anne T. Woollett, Yvonne Szafran, and Alan Phenix
J. Paul Getty Museum
112 pages, 9 x 10 inches, paperback
68 color and 21 b/w illustrations
ISBN 978-1-60606-112-1, $25.00 [UK £16.99]
Publication Date: June 3, 2012
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Available at bookstores or through Getty Publications (800-223-3431). Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by the University of Chicago Press, and in the U.K. and Europe by Orca Book Services.