Stephan Kemperdick, Curator of Early Netherlandish and German Paintings, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: “France, Flanders, Jean Fouquet”
In this lecture the different aspects of Fouquet’s reception of Netherlandish painting will be analysed.
Jean Fouquet (ca. 1420-ca. 1480) is certainly the most important French painter of the late middle ages and early modern times. His works are characterized by a unique blend of elements derived from French traditions, Italian early Renaissance, and early Netherlandish painting. Most obvious are his Italian inspirations, acquired by Fouquet during his stay in Rome around 1445, which made him the first in Northern Europa to depict classicising architectures and Renaissance putti and to construct correct perspective views.
It has also long been recognized that the novelties of Flemish painting of the generation of Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden also influenced Fouquet. He seems to have learned it early in his career, before he went to Italy. Usually, his works are compared to those of Jan van Eyck. However, it seems that there are much more, and deeper connections with the art of Rogier van der Weyden. In this lecture the different aspects of Fouquet’s reception of Netherlandish painting will be analysed.
Deze lezing wordt in het Engels gegeven.
Lezing georganiseerd door het Vlaams onderzoekscentrum voor de Kunst in de Bourgondische Nederlanden
Wanneer? Donderdag 25 januari om 15.00 u.
Waar? Vriendenzaal van het Groeningemuseum, Dijver 12, 8000 Brugge