The Rijksmuseum - Up Close and Personal: Part 1 - Renaissance
We (Mark, Lee and Ton) are very excited to present a new set of tours on Dutch Art. Once again from the Dutch "Cathedral of Art", the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
In August and September, we provided a general overview of painters and works of a certain period or related to a certain subject. Now that you are familiar with the "framework", we go into more detail. Each tour focuses on selected artists and a limited number of works. This change of scope -from general to specific- is accompanied by another novelty: we leave the "beaten path" and pay attention to lesser-known great Dutch artists.
In today's tour, we focus on the life and work of two Dutch Renaissance artists, Jan Van Scorel (1495-1562) and Claus Sluter (1350-1406). Both of them are excellent artists and experienced travellers. Jan went as far as Jerusalem and he accompanied the only Dutch pope (Adrianus) to Rome. Claus was appointed to the court of the Duke of Burgundy at Dijon. Both of them strongly contributed to the transition from Middle Ages to Renaissance in the Netherlands.