By W. H. J. & J. C. Weale
A fully illustrated introduction to one of the masters of Early Netherlandish painting, Hans Memling (1433-1494).
Early Netherlandish painting, also known as Flemish painting, is characterized by figurative realism, its incredible sense of domestic interiors and details, luminous light, its 'realist' faces, and its fusions of a micro- and macro- cosmic vision.
All Early Netherlandish paintings were made on wood panels, and painted from light to dark in thin glazes. It is partly this subtle glazing which gives Early Netherlandish painting its glorious luminescence. The Early Netherlandish artists exploited the effects of different hues and thicknesses of glazes of oil paint, controlling how the glazes reflected light.
Fully illustrated in a brand new format, including contemporaries of Hans Memling. Bibliography and notes. Painters Series. 108 pages.