THE BENING QUADRIPTYCH

A FLEMISH ALTAR WITH 64 BRILLIANT MINIATURES OF CHRIST’S LIFE

When people start talking about miniatures, one inevitably tends to think of the astounding images in manuscripts which European art has created over the centuries. This is why we feel all the more amazed and fascinated the first time we view the masterpiece whose physical embodiment has nothing to do at all with manuscripts – and yet is now considered one of the greatest works by probably the most famous illuminator in art history: the Stein Quadriptych by Simon Bening.