Europe 1300 - 1800
- An introduction to the Northern Renaissance in the fifteenth century
- Introduction to Fifteenth-century Flanders
- Introduction to Burgundy in the Fifteenth Century
- Northern Renaissance art under Burgundian rule
- The role of the workshop in late medieval and early modern northern Europe
- The Norfolk Triptych and how it was made
- Northern Renaissance in the fifteenth century (part 1)
- Northern Renaissance in the fifteenth century (part 2)
The Norfolk Triptych, c. 1415-20, oil on panel, 33.1 x 16.35 x 2.85 cm (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Speaker: Friso Lammertse, Curator of Old Master paintings, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Layer By Layer, produced by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, reconstruction by art historian and painting restorer Charlotte Caspers. Video from ARTtube, video platform of Dutch and Belgian museums (source).
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- Video/article are not coming up on the site(6 votes)
- Why isn't this categorized under the art history videos? It doesn't seem necessary for it to be under an art history article.(4 votes)
- This is only an article with contained videos, these videos do not give points of any kind, or badges, or even cause something to be colored in like the triangle next to most video titles do when you watch the video. Only "official K.A." videos offer points, but these are not, and so not listed on a video page, but rather an article page. Why the K.A. does that? I've got no idea, but I've seen it in the Ancient Egypt, NASA, and in the Discoveries sections, and probably several others I'm not thinking about right now. Hope this helps, T.S.(4 votes)
- If anyone wondered , like myself, why it is called the Norfolk Triptych ( Norfolk is a large county in the east of England) the following may be of interest
The altarpiece is known as the Norfolk Triptych after the duke who owned it around 1900. It was acquired by D.G. van Beuningen, who later donated it to the museum Boijmans in Rotterdam.(5 votes)
- I had difficulty understanding the videos. Is there another video that explains the process in English?(1 vote)
- Imagine how someone whose principal language is not English might have a difficult time understanding the videos by Drs Harris and Zucker. They have to read the subtitles. In this case, it was fair turnabout. I endured.(2 votes)
- Did Van Eyck represent nature as God itself? Or did he reject the gold leaf as a futile object of making art(1 vote)
- It seemed to me that he just rejected the gold leaf backgrounds. He was not making a religious statement so much as a painterly one.(2 votes)
- Do you think maybe the artists completely rejected the idea of gold in his painting because he himself was also a citizen? When using the gold leaves that was made only for aristocrats because it was so expensive. However, I noticed that even in the hills and landscapes of all the paintings gold was still used to attract light and make it reflective. If gold was still used, how was it excess able to the citizens? Was it a different type of gold?(1 vote)
- There are two types of gold refered in this video: The gold leafs which are a thin material made of gold but it is much lighter and much cheap and pure gold which was obviously the one that aristocracy asked for when they ordered the masterpieces to decorate their homes.
Sorry for the bad english, i'm quite rusty. Hope i helped(1 vote)
- Triptych was first introduced in Renaissance or Middle Ages ?(1 vote)
- No. earlier
The triptych form arises from early Christian art, and was a popular standard format for altar paintings from the Middle Ages onwards. Its geographical range was from the eastern Byzantine churches to the Celtic churches in the west. Renaissance painters such as Hans Memling and Hieronymus Bosch used the form. Sculptors also used it. Triptych forms also allow ease of transport.(1 vote)