The so-called Flemish Primitives, a group of 15th-century painters from the Southern Netherlands, acquired their name in the 19th century. Among them were the world-famous artists such as Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, the brothers Van Eyck, and Hugo van der Goes. Their masterpieces, oil paintings minutely detailed in luminous colour, are a high point of Western European art , which, together with the Italian Renaissance paintings, laid foundations for the modern art. This scholarly in-depth analysis focuses on the artistic, religious an social significance of their art, as well as how the paintings themselves were collected, evaluated and studied over the centuries.
Subjects: Art & Art History
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