Claus Sluter, German sculptor who came to live in Burgandy:
Peter Bruegel the Elder’s “The Harvesters”:
15th Century Netherlandish visionary painter predated the Surrealists by some 400 years:
BBC documentary on the Northern European Renaissance Art:
Part 2 of the above documentary:
Great documentary on Dutch master Johannes Vermeer, narrated by Meryl Streep:
Filmed at the Royal Geographical Society on 15th October 2014:
German Romantic painter:
One of the most prominent artists Sweden has ever produced, Anders Zorn was a painter and sculptor best known for his nude studies and portraits. Considered to be among the most talented painters of the late 19th century, his paintings were characterized by certain expressiveness that is hard to convey in words. He possessed the ability to capture the character and personality of the subjects he painted on his canvas, such was the scale of his artistic abilities. Though best known for his nudes, he was equally skilled at painting portraits, especially of the common, working class.–LearnFromMasters
The Van Gogh Museum is an art museum in Amsterdam , Netherlands , featuring the works of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and bis contemporaries. It has the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world. The main exhibition chronicles the various phases of Van Gogh’s artistic life.
One of the great forerunners of Expressionist painting:
Norwegian Expressionist painter:
Edvard Munch documentary:
Théo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter, was born in Ghent in 1862. He studied art at the Academies in Ghent and Brussels, and in 1881 exhibited for the first time at the Salon in Brussels. After the success of the French Impressionists exhibition in Brussels in early 1880s, van Rysselberghe began to explore their technique. In 1883 he became a co-founder of the avant-garde group of Brussels intellectuals ‘Les-Vingt’. In 1886 the painter traveled with the poet Emile Verhaeren to Paris, where he met Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and admired his painting ‘A Sunday Afternoon at the Island of Grande Jatte’. After the contacts with Neo-Impressionists in Paris van Rysselberghe turned to Pointillism himself, becoming the main exponent of the style in Belgium. In the late 1880s- early 1890s the painter traveled in Spain, North Africa, the Middle East and Europe. From 1897 he lived in Paris.
After the death of Georges Seurat, Théo van Rysselberghe gradually abandoned the Pointillist technique. Théo van Rysselberghe died in 1926 in St. Clair.
Dutch Impressionist painter:
Louis Corinth, is one of the most important exponents of German Impressionism: