Geertgen tot Sint Jans


Geertgen tot Sint Jans
flourished с 1475–1495, Netherlands, Hapsburg empire

Dutch painter.

Little is known of his career. His name means "Little Gerard of the Brethren of St. John," after the religious order in Haarlem of which he was a lay brother. His only documented work, the large triptych The Crucifixion, was painted for the Brethren's monastery. Paintings attributed to him include a luminous nocturnal Nativity and St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness.

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▪ Dutch painter

born c. 1465
died c. 1495
 Dutch painter of religious subjects, notable for his harmonious fusion of the elements of the landscape.

      Little is known of Geertgen's life: his surname derived from his living with the religious order of the Knights of St. John at Haarlem, Neth., where he was a pupil of the painter Ouwater at Haarlem. Many of his works have been destroyed, but portions of his masterpiece, a large triptych for the high altar of the Knights of St. John, survive. One wing, preserved in the Vienna gallery of painting and fine arts, presages the great portrait groups of 17th-century Dutch painting.

      Several other paintings are ascribed to Geertgen on stylistic grounds, such as “St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness” and “Virgin and Child” in Berlin, “The Resurrection of Lazarus” in the Louvre (Paris), “The Virgin's Kindred” and “Adoration of the Magi” in Amsterdam, “The Man of Sorrows” at Utrecht, and a triptych in Prague. His “Nativity” in the National Gallery, London, is a night scene remarkable for its rendering of chiaroscuro.

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