Picture of "Mona Lisa"

Survey of Art 1B
Flemish Renaissance
 
Fast Facts

The Flemish cling to medieval religious and secular traditions during the 15th century. The emerging middle class businessmen finds wealth through trade in such as wool and banking for which they travel, develop new markets and exchange ideas. Uncomfortable with new found wealth, they question their prosperity, education and humanist thoughts.

Artists belong to the Guild of St. Luke which guarantees quality, sets prices, assigns commissions, and takes responsibility for the quality of the finished product. Most of their commissions are for very beautiful triptychs and polyptychs created for public or private use, or for formal and solemn portraits of individuals.

 

Picture of "The Merode Altarpiece" by Campin

The Merode Altarpiece, 1425-28
 
Merode Altarpiece - detail 1
Merode Altarpiece - detail 2
Merode Altarpiece - detail 3
 
Artist: Robert Campin (c.1406-1444)
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Picture of "The Ghent Altarpiece - closed" by Van Eyck

The Ghent Altarpiece (closed), 1432
 
Artist: Van Eyck (c.1370/90-1441)
Artchive

 

Picture of "The Ghent Altarpiece - open" by Van Eyck

The Ghent Altarpiece (open), 1432
 
Artist: Van Eyck (c.1370/90-1441)
Artchive

 

Picture of "Portrait of Arnolfini and His Bride" by Van Eyck

Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride, 1434
 
Artist: Van Eyck (c.1370/90-1441)
Artchive

 

Picture of "The Madonna with Cannon van der Paele" by Van Eyck

The Madonna with Cannon van der Paele, 14XX
 
Artist: Van Eyck (c.1370/90-1441)
Artchive

 

Picture of "Portrait of a Lady" by van der Weyden

Portrait of a Lady, 1460
 
Artist: Rogier van der Weyden (c.1399-1441)
Artchive

 

Picture of "Portinari Altarpiece" by van der Goes

Portinari Altarpiece, 1474
 
Portinari Altarpiece - detail 1
Portinari Altarpiece - detail 2
 
Artist: Hugo van der Goes (c.1440-1482)
Artchive

 

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