Thursday, August 2, 2007

Melchior Broederlam (c 1351-1409)

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Netherlandish painter, court painter to Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, from 1387. Documents show that he was a busy and versatile artist, but his only surviving works are two wings from an altarpiece representing The Annunciation and Visitation and The Presentation and Flight into Egypt (Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, 1394-99). They are among the first and finest examples of International Gothic, combining lavish decorative display with realistic touches that look forward to the later development of the Netherlandish School. The figure of St Joseph in The Flight into Egypt, for example, is represented as an authentic peasant. [Adapted from WebMuseum]


Please browse our Amazon list of titles about Medieval Art. For rare and hard to find works we recommend our Alibris list of titles about Melchior Broederlam.


COPAC UK: Melchior Broederlam
Library of Canada: Dutch Painters
Library of Congress: Dutch Painters
Other Library Catalogs: Medieval Art
Books from Alibris: Medieval Art

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