Rogier van der Weyden – along with van Eyck he initiated a profound transformation in the visual arts in the North. A master of the subtleties of the human mind. With his brush, he captured pathos, tenderness, and devotion in beguiling and unprecedented ways. While we know precious little about the artist himself (all archives of his hometown were destroyed during WWII) we learn so much through his works. In this talk, we’ll explore his symbolism, powerful emotions, and exquisite naturalism to get to the bottom of why he was such a master of his art.