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Portraiture: Van Eyck, Van Der Weyden Research Paper

… Portraiture: Van Eyck, Van Der Weyden and Fouquet

Jan van Eyck, (1390-1441), has been touted as the pioneer of Dutch fine painting and the preeminent orchestrator of the oil painting technique; although some argue that he did not invent it but rather tested the possibilities of not allowing one color to totally dry prior to another application. One of van Eyck's most notable works is the work completed at the St. Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent (Pacht, 2000).

Rogier van der Weyden or Rogier de le Pasture (1399 or 1400-1464), another 15th century world-renowned artist, reportedly surpassed van Eyck in popularity even though they both were considered exceptional Flemish Dutch artisans. Van der Weyden has been regarded as the "most influential Northern painter of the 15th…. [read more]

Contrast the Portrait Styles and How Does Each Artist Address the Concept of Portraiture Research Paper

… Northern Renaissance Portraiture

Contrast the portrait styles and how does each artist address the concept of portraiture.

Portraiture in Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Jean Fouquet

The Northern Renaissance, like the Italian Renaissance, was an age of great artistic development. However, there were considerable differences between the Northern and Italian styles in terms of the quality of portraiture. "The Italians used perspective to 'keep the beholder at a respectful distance' while the Northern artists aimed at 'admitting him to the closest intimacy'" (Held 1955: 207). The Italianate style was idealistic and highly influenced by the classics, the Northern style was more realistic. "Similarly, light as conceived by the Italians is 'quantitative and isolating' while with the transalpine painters it is 'qualitative and…. [read more]

Art History of the Western Term Paper

… In contrasting the Mona Lisa to the High Renaissance portrait of Raphael's Baldassare Castiglione, a number of obvious differences become apparent. First, the portrait by Raphael is against a plan cloth-drop background. The Mona Lisa has a complex dreamlike landscape behind the figure of the Mona Lisa. The lines are more harsh throughout the portrait, though it still shows many of the wonderful aspects of portraits in Renaissance art, such as the move towards real flesh-tones and anatomically correct figures. The Castilgione, of course, is well documented as the subject of his portrait, while the Mona Lisa is still arguably another woman, or more than one person morphed together, it is unknown. The choice by Raphael to paint Castiglion is significant; this subject is one…. [read more]

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