A biography of the 15th century painter hugo van der goes

He had met the great of the earth, had traveled widely. Van der Goes achieved considerable success and secured important commissions from the Burgundian court, church institutions, affluent Flemish bourgeoisie and associations of Italian business people based in the Burgundian Netherlands.

The vast centre panel represents the Adoration of the Shepherds and is crammed with figures. Deep within a magnificent winter landscape the procession of the Magi approaches. The artist died in The altarpiece was hung in the church of the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova.

The portraits he painted of the Burgundian Dukes, their relatives and courtiers, demonstrate a close relationship with the elite of the Netherlands. Records show that de le Pasture was already established as a painter. One may regard them as a necessary emanation from the space, or the space as a sort of extension of the figures.

Van der Goes manages to relate the figures and the landscape in a pleasing manner.

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It was linked to a huge commission to paint four justice scenes for the "Golden Chamber" of Brussels City Hall. It is of small scale, very sensitively caressed by the silver stylus, and it suggests much of the humility, benignity and shrewdness of the prelate whom the Pope described to Charles VII as "free from all passion.

It was commissioned by Tomasso Portinari, the representative of the Medici in Bruges. The Virgin is placed centre stage on a solid square bed. Barbarais the only creation of Jan's that is gracious and charming.

It had many advantages over the practice of painting from the sitter, which grew up during the era of Renaissance art Her eyes are lack-lustre as she looks one last time towards heaven.

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In general, the close stylistic link between the documented works of Jacques Daret and the paintings attributed to Robert Campin and van der Weyden are the main arguments to consider Rogier van der Weyden as a pupil of Campin.

The fleshless eye sockets and tired eyes seem to me that of an ailing person.

Rogier van der Weyden

There is something comfortable and even delightful about the assurance with which Jan insists that no better symbol of the Blessed Virgin can be found than a prosperous Flemish housewife who, without fuss or undue concern, keeps both her home and her babe in order.

Jan van Eyck's husband and wife have no air of being at home; they stand stiffly and awkwardly like visitors enduring the discomfort of being portrayed.

Hugo van der Goes

On the left panel he painted the patron portraits of the couple. One of the greatest of the early examples of northern realism, it yet subordinates this quality to spiritual content, uses still-life detail with symbolic intent, and shows unprecedented psychological insight in portraiture, especially in the faces of the awe-struck shepherds and the Portinari children.

The Virgin lies on a bed, her face is an unearthly ashen grey. In the central panel of the triptychChrist is nailed to the cross with two thieves on either side.

Some historians have suggested that Dieric Bouts was possibly the master of van der Goes but there is no independent evidence for this. Such portraiture was not precisely true to any momentary appearance, but it had a timeless sort of truth of its own, taking the sitter out of a changing world into a realm that is changeless.

In the left panel Moses plunges a branch into the bitter waters of the Marah to sweeten them for the crowd, and in the right panel his stick is turned into a snake by God. Jan has worked out the details of vines, flowers and the fountain with the most loving care, and the very small scale of the picture, as always, has been favourable to him.

Except for the Portrait of Cardinal Albergati, early inthere are no signed pictures of Jan for these years, and it looks as if he were too busy to make them.

He was probably about twenty-five years old when they were painted. Of all Jan's portraits it is one of the best composed. Works | Journalism | Chronology | Biography | Photos | Marxists Internet Archive.

The William Morris Internet Archive: Chronology This chronology was created by and. Goes, Hugo van der (d. ).

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The greatest Netherlandish painter of the second half of the 15th century. The greatest Netherlandish painter of the second half of the 15th century. Nothing is known of his life beforewhen he became a master in the painters' guild at Ghent.

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Rogier van der Weyden (Dutch: [roːˈɣiːr vɑn dɛr ˈʋɛi̯də(n)]) or Roger de la Pasture ( or – 18 June ) was an Early Netherlandish painter whose surviving works consist mainly of religious triptychs, altarpieces and commissioned single and diptych portraits.

He was highly successful and internationally famous in his lifetime; his paintings were exported – or taken.

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