Artistic Masterpieces by Notnamed Artists


Odd Nugget Social-done

Over the course of time, myriad artisans and creative souls have fallen by the wayside to be utterly forgotten. But their works remain intact.

This lot of lost artistic soldiers may have fallen on their swords before the world could discover their talents, but scholars still put names to their surviving works. Not their actual names, though, unfortunately...

One of "Berlin Painter's" Painted Vases

Berlin Painter Vase

Indeed, in a practice known as 'notnaming' unknown artists of greater and lesser historic import are given official names. These are called notnames and yes, they do add final insult to the harsh injury of disregard throughout said artists' own lifetimes.

Here are a few lovely masterpieces by artists whose names scholars totally made up for lack of better options:

Virgin and Child in a Landscape by "Master of the Embroidered Foliage"

Master of the Embroidered Foliage

Drapery Study by "The Master of the Drapery Studies"

master of the drapery studies

Nativity by "The Master of the Prado Adoration of the Magi"

The Master of the Prado Adoration of the Magi

The Magdalen Weeping by "The Master of the Legend of the Magdalen"

The Master of the Legend of the Magdalen

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