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Quentin Massys | Northern Renaissance painter


Quentin Massys, Massys also spelled Matsys, Metsys, or Messys, (born c. 1465/66, Leuven, Brabant [now in Belgium] - died 1530, Antwerp), Flemish artist🎨, the first important painter of the Antwerp school.
Trained as a blacksmith in his native Leuven, Massys is said to have studied painting after falling in love with an artist’s daughter. In 1491 he went to Antwerp and was admitted into the painters’ guild.


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Pieter Bruegel the Elder | Northern Renaissance painter


Pieter Bruegel, the Elder, byname Peasant Bruegel, Dutch Pieter Bruegel De Oudere or Boeren Bruegel, Bruegel also spelled Brueghel or Breughel, (born c. 1525, probably Breda, duchy of Brabant [now in the Netherlands] - died Sept. 5/9, 1569, Brussels [now in Belgium]), the greatest Flemish painter** of the 16th century, whose landscapes and vigorous, often witty scenes of peasant life are particularly renowned.


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Joachim Patinir | Northern Renaissance painter


Joachim Patinir, in full Joachim de Patinir, Patinir also spelled Patinier or Patenier, (born c. 1485, Bouvignes or Dinan, Namur, Belgium - died October 5, 1524, Antwerp), Flemish painter**, the first Western artist known to have specialized in landscape painting.
Little is known of his early life, but his work reflects an early knowledge of the painting of Gerard David**, the last of the Early Netherlandish painters. He may have studied under Hiëronymus Bosch**, the painter of fantastic allegories and landscapes.


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Jacob Jordaens | Baroque Era painter ⁽²⁾


Jacob (Jacques) Jordaens** (19 May 1593 - 18 October 1678) was a Flemish painter**, draughtsman and tapestry designer known for his history paintings, genre scenes and portraits.
After Peter Paul Rubens** and Anthony van Dyck**, he was the leading Flemish Baroque painter of his day.
Unlike those contemporaries he never travelled abroad to study Italian painting**, and his career is marked by an indifference to their intellectual and courtly aspirations.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Jordaens see:

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Jacob Jordaens | Baroque Era painter


Jacob Jordaens, (baptized May 20, 1593, Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands [now in Belgium] - died October 18, 1678, Antwerp), Baroque artist** whose boisterous scenes of peasant life and sensuous allegories made him one of the most important painters of 17th-century Flanders.
Jordaens studied, like Peter Paul Rubens**, under the painter Adam van Noort, and he married his master’s daughter in 1616, the year after his admission to the guild of painters.
Early in his career Jordaens executed designs for tapestries, and such paintings as Allegory of Fertility (c. 1625) reveal his training as a decorator.


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Gerard David | Northern Renaissance painter


Gerard David (c. 1460 - 13 August 1523) was an Early Netherlandish painter and manuscript illuminator known for his brilliant use of color. Only a bare outline of his life survives, although some facts are known.
He may have been the Meester gheraet van brugghe who became a master of the Antwerp guild in 1515. He was very successful in his lifetime and probably ran two workshops, in Antwerp and Bruges.
Like many painters of his period, his reputation diminished in the 17th century until he was rediscovered in the 19th century.


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Adam de Coster | A young woman holding a distaff before a lit candle

This painting is emblematic of the refined and dramatic nocturnes that form the small catalogue of works by Adam de Coster.
Benedict Nicolson was the first scholar to isolate a corpus of works by this Flemish candlelight painter in a series of publications.
He based this group around Lucas Vorsterman’s engraving after a lost work by de Coster, which depicted tric-trac players and a musician illuminated by two burning candles on a table.
Unpublished until its sale in 1992 when Professor Leonard J. Slatkes identified the work as by Adam de Coster, the present work remains one of the most significant additions in recent decades to the artist’s catalogue.



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Michael Sweerts | Boy in a Turban Holding a Nosegay (1658-1661)


Title: Boy in a Turban Holding a Nosegay.
Author: Michiel Sweerts [Flemish Baroque Era painter, 1618-1664].
Date: ca. 1658 - 1661.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 76.4 x 61.8 cm.
Current location: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Spain).