Study Of Peonies Ca 1472

Martin Schongauer (1445-1491)

Martin Schongauer, byname Schön Martin, or Hipsch (Hübsch) Martin (German: “Beautiful Martin”), painter and printmaker who was the finest German engraver before Albrecht Dürer. Schongauer was the son of Caspar Schongauer, a goldsmith of Augsburg. In 1465 he registered at the University of Leipzig but apparently remained there only ... More

Maerten De Vos - Isaac Presents Rebecca Abraham 1563

Maerten de Vos (1532-1603)

Maerten de Vos, Maerten de Vos the Elder or Marten de Vos was a Flemish painter mainly of history paintings and portraits. He became, together with the brothers Ambrosius Francken I and Frans Francken I, one of the leading history painters in the Spanish Netherlands after Frans Floris’ career slumped in the second half of the sixteenth ... More

Ambrosius Benson - The Lamentation

Ambrosius Benson (1495-1550)

Ambrosius Benson was an Italian painter who became a part of the Northern Renaissance. While many surviving paintings have been attributed, there is very little known of him from records, and he tended not to sign his work. He is believed to be responsible for mainly religious art, but also painted portraits on commission. He sometime ... More

Hans Holbein The Younger - The Ambassadors 1533

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543)

Hans Holbein the Younger was a German artist and print-maker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style, known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced religious art, satire, and Reformation propaganda, and he made a significant contribution to the history of book design. He is called "the Younger" to distin... More

Monforte Altarpiece, Ca 1470

Hugo van der Goes (1440-1482)

Hugo van der Goes, one of the greatest Flemish painters of the second half of the 15th century, whose strange, melancholy genius found expression in religious works of profound but often disturbing spirituality. Early sources disagree about van der Goes’s birthplace, with Ghent, Antwerp, Bruges, and Leiden mentioned as potential candidat... More

Lot And His Daughters, 1565

Jan Matsys (1510-1575)

Jan Massijs or Jan Matsys was a Flemish Renaissance painter known for his history paintings, genre scenes and landscapes. He also gained a reputation as a painter of the female nude, which he painted with a sensuality reminiscent of the school of Fontainebleau. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); He was born in ... More

Frans Pourbus The Younger - Group Portrait Of Four Members Of The Paris Council, 1616

Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569-1622)

Frans Pourbus the younger was a Flemish painter, son of Frans Pourbus the Elder and grandson of Pieter Pourbus. He was born in Antwerp and died in Paris. He is also referred to as "Frans II". Pourbus worked for many of the highly influential people of his day, including the Brussels-based Spanish Regents of the Netherlands, the Duke of ... More

Andrea Del Sarto - Stories Of Joseph

Andrea del Sarto (1846-1530)

The Italian painter Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530) was one of the most important painters of the High Renaissance. His highly expressive use of color is unsurpassed in Florentine painting. Andrea was born in 1486, Florence. He was the son of Agnolo di Francesco, a tailor. According to Vasari, who was taught by Andrea, he was trained with a ... More

Jan Van Eyck - The Madonna With Canon Van Der Paele 1436

Jan van Eyck (1390-1441)

The date of van Eyck's birth is not known. The first extant record of van Eyck is from the court of John of Bavaria at The Hague, where payments were made to Jan van Eyck between 1422 and 1424 as court painter, with the court rank of valet de chambre, and first one and then two assistants. This suggests a date of birth after 1395, and indeed ... More

Sandro Botticelli - The Birth Of Venus 1485

Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)

Sandro Botticelli  was one of the greatest painters of the Florentine Renaissance. His "The Birth of Venus and Primavera" are often said to epitomize for modern viewers the spirit of the Renaissance. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Botticelli's name is derived from that of his elder brother Giovanni, a ... More