RKD Netherland Institute for art History
The second article discusses the virtual pilgrimage: a fascinating alternative for Catholic people who were not able to leave their homes for a religious journey to Rome. A recently rediscovered panel with the image of Christ on the cross offers important insights into this practice around 1500.
The famous 16th-century artist Maarten van Heemskerck must have been constantly searching for artistic motifs in a quest to create his own distinctive style. This in-depth article shows not only this practice of emulation and innovation, but also presents new work by Heemskerck.
Lastly, a recently acquired glass panel by Wouter Crabeth triggers the author to revisit the whole series of painted windows of the Sint-Janskerk in Gouda. Apparently, the window panel – with a skeleton, a devil and a personification of sin – is not a straightforward representation.
Marjan PantjesUncovering the identities of Cain and Lamech: Christian typology in Hans Memling’s scenes from the passion of Christ (ca. 1470)
Miyako SugiyamaPerforming virtual pilgrimage to Rome: A rediscovered Christ crucified from a series of three panel paintings (ca. 1500)
Ilja M. VeldmanAdaptation, emulation and innovation: Scorel, Gossaert and other artists as a source of inspiration for the young Heemskerck
Zsuzsanna van Ruyven-ZemanThe Gouda windows revisited: An unexecuted design by Wouter Crabeth