Van Eyck to Gossaert

Towards a Northern Renaissance

Susan Frances Jones

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April 26, 2011
144 pages, 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
75 color illus.
ISBN: 9781857095050
Cloth

Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press

Objects of beauty and prestige with their rich color and fine detail, early Netherlandish oil paintings were among the most widely sought-after works of the Renaissance. Beginning in the early 15th century with Jan van Eyck, and ending in the mid-16th century with the career of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, this magnificently illustrated book explores the achievements of this glorious and innovative period in Netherlandish painting.

Susan Frances Jones focuses on over 50 selected works from the National Gallery, London collection to illuminate the roles played by paintings in political, domestic, religious, and secular contexts. Drawing on the Gallery's remarkable research into materials and techniques, she describes how painters' working and creative practices changed and shifted over time. The author also considers whether Northern European artists, like some of their counterparts, laid claim to intellectual as well as artistic sophistication.

Susan Frances Jones is a former Assistant Curator at the National Gallery, London, and Old Master Society Fellow in the Department of European Painting at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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National Gallery, London
(02/23/11-05/30/11)

“[a] superb book”—Richard Jones, Birmingham Post
Northern European and Spanish Paintings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago

A Catalogue of the Collection

Edited by Martha Wolff; Martha Wolff, Susan Frances Jones,

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Van Eyck to Gossaert

Towards a Northern Renaissance

Susan Frances Jones

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