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  Flanders Encyclopedia Article @ ThatTickles.com (That Tickles)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Flemish region are federal units of the Kingdom of Belgium.
Flemish parliament who were elected in Brussels region cannot vote on flemish regional affairs.
Flemish literature does not exist, because it is said to be 'readable' by both the Dutchmen as well as Flemings.
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 Metropolitan Museum - The Flemish Paintings
These were a leaning toward naturalism, the close imitation of external nature, a love for the homely and the domestic, sensitiveness to colour at the expense of purity and grace of line, perfection of finish, and, in the earlier period, a profound and exalted religious fervour.
It is a group of Flemish characters, the " Virgin " being manifestly Helena Fourment in her morning robes, and " St. Francis d' Assisi," a monk in the brown habit of the Franciscan order such as walked the Antwerp streets.
The most characteristic Flemish painter, and in his subjects nearest to the common people, was David Teniers, the Younger (1610-1690), with whom the great Flemish traditions of the 17th century close.
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 The art of faking art
BRUGES, Belgium - What stands out in the wood panels of the Flemish Primitives are the immaculate precision of detail and the translucence of light that have survived the centuries from the pestilence-stricken Middle Ages to this day.
Flemish Primitives often stun admirers with the way they can bring a lush garment to life - fur, velvet and embroidery so real you practically can feel it.
In the case of the "Rest on the Flight to Egypt" by an unknown 15th-century master, the technique is shown on the Madonna’s forearm, where she cradles the child.
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 The Contemplative Eye - The World and I Magazine
Memling was the last of the great Flemish Primitives, and the exhibition explores how that tradition was gradually transformed under the influence of Italian art and Renaissance thought.
Although artists were active in all these areas and each area had its distinct approach, the birthplace of the ars nova was Flanders, and Flemish Primitive art was the spearhead of artistic innovation in the region.
But Bosch is often counted a Flemish Primitive, although he worked in isolation from those around him and developed a fantastical, idiosyncratic art that appears to have given vent to a roiling unconscious and a deeply pessimistic view of life and human nature.
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 Bruges and the 'Flemish Primitives'
Other characteristics of Flemish Primitive art arose from the technique of oil painting- the-perfecting of which is traditionally ascribed to Jan van Eyck - the transparent representation of colours, maximum luminosity and brilliant, highly detailed recreation of matter.
Although a great many Flemish Primitive works survive abroad - numerous paintings were originally commissioned by foreign patrons - the strongest geographical concentration is to be found in Bruges and more especially the Groeninge Museum, which was opened in 1929-1930 to house the bulk of the city's Flemish Primitive treasures.
The Flemish Primitives Gallery in the Groeninge Museum boasts three fifteenth-century panels that may be ascribed to Petrus Christus: the undated left wing of a triptych with Isabel of Portugal and Saint Elisabeth, which probably came from the collection of Margaret of Austria, and the two panels dated 1452 showing the Annunciation and the Nativity.
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 The Groeninge Museum in Bruges, Brugge.
Other medieval Flemish masters from the 15th century are represented here with some of their masterpieces: 'Death of the Holy Virgin' by Hugo van der Goes, 'The altar of Saint Christopher' by Hans Memling, 'The Justice of King Cambyses' and 'The baptism of Christ' by Gerard David.
The word 'Flemish' refers to the fact that the art center was situated in the Flemish cities of Bruges, Ghent and Ypres.
Bruges was the main commercial and artistic center of the county of Flanders, and therefore the name 'Flemish' is used to cover the entire group of 15th century painters.
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 Research team   Art History
TAPESTRY - A critical dictionary of marks, monograms and signatures on Flemish tapestry, in collaboration with 'Kunsthistorisches Museum', Vienna and 'C.I.E.T.A.', Lyon.
- Women Artists from Belgium and the Netherlands, 1500-1950 - Flemish and Dutch portraiture, 1500-1700 (in preparation of an exhibition to be held in Antwerp, Royal Museum and Haarlem, Frans Halsmuseum, 2000-2001).
Mythological representations in Flemish art of the 17th century and their intellectual context.
www.kuleuven.ac.be /research/researchdatabase/researchteam/50000319.htm   (518 words)

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Bruges, Belgium - What stands out in the wood panels of the Flemish Primitives is the immaculate precision of detail and the translucence of light that has survived the centuries.
The museum, together with the Catholic University of Louvain, took six Primitive panels and scientifically analyzed them down to the bare wood on which they were painted.
In the case of the "Rest on the Flight to Egypt," by an unknown 15th-century master, the technique is beautifully shown on the Madonna's forearm, where she cradles the child.
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Flemish art blossomed and the city’s artists – known as the Flemish Primitives – perfected paintings that are still vivid today.
The period of the Flemish Primitives was one of Flanders’ most glorious artistic times.
Hans Memling is considered as one of the most important Flemish Primitives, although he was born in the German city of Seligenstadt, near Frankfurt.
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 Flemish Liberals and Democrats
The Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten or VLD (Flemish Liberals and Democrats) is a Flemish liberal party, created in 1992 from the former PVV and a few other politicians from other parties.
In the Flemish parliament the VLD formed a cabinet with SP.a-Spirit and the Christian Democrats;.
Former Flemish prime minister Bart Somers is the new party chairman.
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 From van Eyck to Hieronymus Bosch quiz -- free game
As many other "Flemish" Primitives van Eyck was NOT born in what was then called Flanders, but at Maaseik, in the Bishopric of Liege, a dependency of the Holy German Empire.
Another Flemish Primitive who was not born in Flanders at all, but only worked for the Burgundian Court in Flanders, was Rogier de la Pasture aka Rogier van der Weyden.
How few "Flemish Primitives" were true natives of Flanders can be illustrated by the fact that van der Weyden was born at Tournai, then in France, Gerard David at Oudewater, in Holland, Dirc Bouts at Haarlem, Petrus Christus at Baarle in Brabant and the famous Hans Memlinc in ____________________.
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 Flemish Primitives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The term Flemish Primitives is sometimes used to designate a group of painters who were active primarily in the Southern Netherlands in the 15th and early 16th centuries.
Chief among them were Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hugo van der Goes, Hans Memling, Robert Campin, Dirk Bouts and Gerard David.
Because of the ambiguity of the word "primitive", art historians prefer the term "early Netherlandish painting".
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 Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As of 2005, the Flemish institutions as its government, parliament, etc. represent the whole Flemish Community, which absorbed All constitutional competencies of the Flemish region.
The principal and official language spoken of All Flemish institutions is Dutch.
Their suffering is still remembered by Flemish organizations during the yearly Yser pilgrimage and Wake of the Yser in Diksmuide at the monument of The Yser tower.
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 Historic Centre of Brugge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Criterion (iv): The Historic Town of Brugge is an outstanding example of an architectural ensemble, illustrating significant stages in The commercial and cultural fields in medieval Europe, of which The public, social, and religious institutions are a living testimony.
Criterion (vi): The town of Brugge has been The birthplace of The Flemish Primitives and a centre of patronage and development of painting in The Middle Ages with artists such as Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling.
It is closely associated with The school of Flemish Primitive painting.
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 The Flemish Primitives: The Masterpieces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Master Of The Embroidered Foliage flemish Primitives Workshop Secrets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Palais des Beaux-Arts of Lille has chosen for its first exhibition dedicated to Flemish primitive painters a minor master of the end of the 15th century, identified in 1926 by art historian J. Max Friedländer, unknown to the general public, and to say the truth still as enigmatic to the specialists.
The exhibit in Bruges on anonymous Flemish primitives in 1969 somewhat put in doubt the criteria based on the treatment of the landscape and it is not impossible that a myriad of painters could be traced, based on the paintings brought together for the exhibit.
The meticulous representation of towns and landscapes, quite characteristic of the art of anonymous small masters at the end of the century is not only the effect of a type of coquetry.
www.artaujourdhui.info /view_article.php?article_id=5135   (568 words)

 Belgian Tourist Office - official website - your definitive source of travel information on Belgium
All Flemish towns are unique in their own way and are conveniently located only a short train ride apart.
The scenic Flemish countryside is painted with soft green hills and winding roads dotted by fl heather bordered by proud farms and peaceful canals.
Cities in Flanders exhibit their charm with cobblestone streets, beguinages, gothic cathedrals and artistic treasures of internationally renowned paintings from the Flemish primitives to Breughel and Rubens and such modern masters as Permeke, Ensor and Magritte.
www.visitbelgium.com /flanders.htm   (233 words)

 Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At this time, for most, the term Flanders is normally taken to refer to either the political, social, cultural and linguistic community (and the corresponding official institution, the Flemish Community), either the geographical area, one of the three regions in Belgium, namely the Flemish Region.
Some claim Flemish literature does not exist, because it is said to be 'readable' by both the Dutchmen as well as Flemings, but this is a fallacy.
A distinct Flemish literature already began in the 19th century, with writers and poets as Guido Gezelle, whom not only explicitly referred to his writings as Flemish, but actually used it in many of his poems, and strongly defended it: /wiki/index.php/Flanders   (2743 words)

 The Tribunal of the Brabant Mint in Antwerp by VOS, Marten de
With Pieter Bruegel, the great era of the Flemish Primitives reached a new zenith, and at the same time the beginning of the end.
With the death of this master whose art was firmly rooted in the fatherland, the coast was clear for the invasion of foreign ideas from Italy.
In the second half of the 16th century, many Italianate painters looked to the work of Frans Floris, which was based on the formal language of Michelangelo, and Titian and Tintoretto's use of colour, as their ideal.
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Erwin Panofsky explains the difference between these Flemish "Primitives" and the work of the Italian painters who were their contemporaries by pointing to an independent genealogy, which had its origins in book illustration from the French court and drew on the arts of the miniaturist rather than the muralist.
In the three decades that separate the Dijon Altarpiece from the Merode Altarpiece, Flemish painting has undergone a dramatic transition, and objects of daily life and sacred ritual are rendered with new techniques and pigments in oil painting that reflect the luxuriousness of the commodities of Flemish culture.
Unlike earlier Flemish painters, Van Eyck stages the scene of reading in a much more explicitly ecclesiastical setting, although it is one that has fallen into disrepair and is therefore no longer constituted as "public" space.
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 Ghent, page 1
The city center alone is a showcase of medieval Flemish wealth and commercial success.
It is the "pearl" of the Flemish Primitives and the sense of reality is exceptional.
Nicholas church stands in the heart of the city, the oldest one in Ghent, dating back to1220 A.D.Built with blue-grey stone from the area around Tournai, it is completely different from the other older buildings in the city.
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 Flemish Primitives
The Flemish Primitives and the East, 1430 - 1530” - In 2010 the Groeninge Museum in Bruges will be organising a prestigious exhibition over the influence of the Flemish Primitives on the art of Central and...
Although he was known as a master of Flemish painting, Hans Memling was born in Seligenstadt, near what is today Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Bruges and the ‘Flemish Primitives’ -Connoisseurs and the general public alike are well aware that the collective name 'Flemish Primitives', used to designate the artists of the fifteenth-century Southern Netherlands, is not intended to be pejorative.
www.helenadegroot.com /html/flemish_primitives.html   (424 words)

 Flemish Primitives - Flamencos Primitivos (English to Spanish translation glossary) Tourism & Travel,
The name 'Flemish Primitives' refers to the painting school and the painting style of...
The masterpieces by the socalled "Flemish Primitives" (Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, a,o.
There may not be a translation of "Flemish" (the Germanic, Dutch-like, language of Flanders, Belgium).
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 Alibris: Flemish
The third volume comprises investigations on seventeen paintings by a final group of preeminent, identified artists from the period of transition at the end of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth century, to which the authors adjust various attributions and interpretations.
Flemish Paintings in America: A Survey of Early Netherlandish and Flemish Paintings in The...
The companion volume to his work on the brothers Van Eyck and their circle is a magisterial study of the ne generation of artists: Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Aelbert van Ouwater, Dieric Bouts, Justus van Gent, Hugo van der Goes, Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Hans Memling and Gerard David.
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 Site Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A good start is given with two enchanting and incredible capital pieces: “Le Vierge d’Autun” (1435) by the Flemish Jan van Eyck and the “Braque Triptych” by Rogier van der Weyden, father and absolute master of the Flemish primitives.
Between the works of the second half of the 15th century, several Memlinc (another Flemish, staying in Bruges) will flabbergast the connoisseurs: best example is “Portrait d’une femme agée” (1470-1475).
It’s here that we must confess that Rubens had a great predominance on the Flemish school in the 17th century and that it is here, in the Louvre, that you have a great example: 24 works of Rubens narrating the life of Marie de Medicis.
www.jack-travel.com /Paris/ParisHtml/Paris_Visit_1thLouvre_Flemish_section.htm   (472 words)

 The CODART List - Le Maître au Feuillage Brodé, secrets d'ateliers flamands de la fin du XVe siècle (The Master of ...
Art historians have selected two main criteria for the attribution of works to the Master of the Embroidered Foliage: the systematic rendering of leaves as small dots and the study of the Madonna by the Master Painter based on studies borrowed from Rogier van der Weyden.
But, as with many Flemish primitives, the artistic personality of the Master and his workshop remain difficult to define.
It may be possible to reconstitute an array of painters around his corpus of works, raising the questions of co-operation between artists and of attribution criteria, all within the context of production and frequent copying.
www.codart.nl /exhibitions/details/865   (423 words)

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