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Philostrato. Special Issue in Homage to Professor Dr Matías Díaz Padrón

The Philostrato. Journal of History of Art Editorial Board wishes to dedicate a monographic issue to the memory of proffesor Dr Matías Díaz Padrón, one of its driving forces, who has recently passed away.

The deadline for sending originals will be 30 May 2023.

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An Adoration of the Magi attributed to Anthony van Dyck has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) by the Community of Madrid.

This large canvas (150 x 230 cm) from a private collection has just been declared BIC by the Community of Madrid. The work follows the model designed by Peter Paul Rubens in the Musée de Beaux-Arts de Lyon (inv. n.º A118). It is a theme and a composition of which Rubens himself, and his workshop under his supervision, has made versions and copies, so this one from a private collection illustrates the success of the scene. (About the different versions and copies: H. Devisscher y H. Vlieghe, The Life of Christ before the Passion. The Youth of Christ, I, Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, London-Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2014, pp. 175-191).

The only work with this subject by Van Dyck of large size in Hispanic collections of the seventeenth century is the one documented in 1647 in the collection of the IX Admiral of Castile. (M. Díaz Padrón, with the collaboration of J. Sanzsalazar and A. Diéguez Rodríguez, Van Dyck en España, vol. II, Madrid: Editorial Prensa Ibérica, 2012, p. 741, B.2). In the communiqué of the Community of Madrid it has not been revealed whether the work has reached the current collectors recently or if it was already in Spain since ancient times.


Philostrato, nº 12.

A new issue of Philostrato. Journal of History and Art, which is edited by the Instituto Moll, is already available. 

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Dr Matías Díaz Padrón.

We are so sorry about sharing that Dr Díaz Padrón, Honorary President of the Instituto Moll, great master and friend of ours, has passed away. We have been so lucky to share with him moments that have allowed us to treasure very pleasant memories and, of course, his teachings, always accompanied by jokes and anecdotes, which have often made us cry, but with laughter and happiness, just like he liked.

Always on our minds, forever in our hearts, Matías.