Modest in size, it nonetheless digs deep. “Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting” is the first in the United States to explore the late-15th century effect of paintings by Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Petrus Christus and other artists working in the Low Countries of Northern Europe, especially modern-day Belgium, on such Florentine painters as Domenico Ghirlandaio, Filippino Lippi and Pietro Perugino. Choice loans were obtained from 17 European and American museums.
Please do find the art review: Art review: Huntington’s ‘Face to Face’ reflects deeply on Renaissance
- Art and Christ: Rogier van der Weyden; 15th c. Northern Europe Painter. (pfulton09.wordpress.com)
Rogelet de le Pasture, born in Tournai, Belgium; circa 1400 – 18 June 1464, (Roger of the Pasture) changed his name to Rogier van de Weyden (Dutch reflection), married Elisabeth Goffaert and was made town painter of Brussels in 1436. By the 17th century van de Weyden’s fame faded until rediscovered in 19th and early 20th century.
- Heilwich Gheerts – A fellow Low Countries costumer’s work (dutchrenaissanceclothing.wordpress.com)
Heilwich Gheerts is the persona of a costumer who lives about 4 hours north of me. She makes very good recreations of the clothing of Flemish women in the mid 1400s. I’ve often admired her outfits as they look like they’ve stepped out of the pictures of Rogier van der Weyden, and often I can tell exactly which one she’s based her outfit on.
- You: Art review: Huntington’s ‘Face to Face’ reflects deeply on Renaissance (latimes.com)
The Huntington is usually identified with its incomparable collection of aristocratic British paintings, especially portraiture. Yet Arabella Huntington was even more enamored of Renaissance and Old Master art. Much of what she once owned eventually ended up in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and some was sold after her death; but a small group remains in San Marino. Three of those paintings bracket the show.
- Lost Artworks (reviewpotteryandpainting.com)
The lower left panel of Van Eyck‘s Ghent Altarpiece, titled The Just Judges, was stolen in 1934 and is now lost.
- Portrait of a Lady (van der Weyden) (en.wikipedia.org)