You have never cared much for calendars? Well, you are going to change your mind when you see Simon Bening’s works of art.
Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Van Damme Hours in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?
Want to know a bit more about Simon Bening, one of the greatest Flemish illuminators of all time? Why not take a few minutes to read about his pictorial technique?
The Da Costa Hours is a testimony of a shining moment and extreme splendour for the miniature Flemish tradition, which reached its climax in the early 16th century.
Stein Quadriptych: Bruges, late 1520s (W. 442 – Walters Art Museum, Baltimore). The Stein Quadriptych features . The individual miniatures, at 6.8 by 5.2 cm (211/16 x 21/16 in.), are organized in four panels of sixteen miniatures and have been so arranged since they were first uncovered in the late nineteenth century. In case you […]
With its tremendous quality and stunning details, the Grimani Breviary is an incredible masterpiece in the history of Flemish art.