When we look at 15th-century Netherlandish paintings, we find ourselves time-travelling. Through some of the most astonishing paintings in the canon of western art history, we are given privileged access to a long-lost world from 500 years ago. This was a time of uninterrupted innovation where we see artists push their creative skills to new limits. Virtuosic in technique, colouring, emotiveness, and realistic detail, these paintings were sought by Emperors, Kings, Merchants and Bishops across all Europe. Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, the Limbourg Brothers, van der Goes, Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder to name a few.
In this series, travel through the window to the past with Rose Balston to explore why these artists matter today. We’ll discover art that is both beautiful and odd, poignant and amusing, shocking and mesmerizing. This is a surprising series you will not want to miss.
To complement this series, please join Northern Renaissance Part Two to complete the story.