Description & Technical information

This manuscript comes from the fertile borderland between France and Flanders during a crucial moment of artistic creativity in Amiens.  The haunting style of this painter merges Parisian courtly elegance with the northern realism of the Flemish primitives to pioneer a new form of pictorial representation. Our artist is known in very few Books of Hours.  Familiar with Flemish panel painters such as the Master of Flémalle and Roger van der Weyden, he uses green shadows and imposing figures set either in homey interiors or realistic landscapes.

Date:  1420s
Period:  1400-1600, 15th century
Origin:  France, Amiens
Categories: Illuminated Manuscripts & Medieval Works of Art