Limbourg brothers


Limbourg brothers

flourished с 1400–1416

Flemish illuminators.

Sons of a sculptor, the three brothers
Pol, Herman, and Jehanequin de Limbourg
learned the goldsmith's art in Paris and entered the service of the duke de Berry, for whom they produced one of the most famous of all illuminated manuscripts, a book of hours (private prayer book) known as the Très riches heures du duc de Berry (с 1410–16). Since the brothers worked together, it is difficult to distinguish individual styles. They synthesized the achievements of their contemporaries into a style characterized by tall, aristocratic figures with lavish, curvilinear draperies and by highly naturalistic seasonal landscapes and scenes of peasant life. Their art did much to determine the course of early Netherlandish art. Their deaths in the same year suggest that they died of plague.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Limbourg brothers — The Limbourg brothers, or in Dutch Gebroeders van Limburg (Herman, Paul, and Johan; fl. 1385 ndash; 1416), were famous Dutch Renaissance miniature painters from the city of Nijmegen. They were active in the early 15th century in France and… …   Wikipedia

  • Limbourg brothers — (Pol, Herman, and Jean; all d. 1416)    Netherlandish manuscript illuminators, active in Paris; the nephews of Jean Malouel. The Limbourg brothers first appeared in Paris in the late 1390s when we find Herman and Jean working as apprentices in… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Limbourg Brothers —    Three brothers, Paul, Herman, and Jan, active as painters in Paris and at the court of the dukes of Burgundy in the late 14th and early 15th centuries. Not much is known about their lives or even their dates; all three were dead by 1416. They… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • brothers — (as used in expressions) Dalton brothers the Brothers Grimm Harper brothers Le Nain brothers Limbourg brothers Limburg brothers Marx Brothers Nicholas Brothers Ringling Brothers Shubert Brothers …   Universalium

  • Limbourg, Pol, and Jean, and Hermann — (early 15th century)    miniaturists    of Flemish origin, the Limbourg brothers, Pol, Jean, and Hermann, studied in illuminating workshops in Paris and, around 1402, Pol and Jean began to work for the dukes of Burgundy. in 1410, texts mention… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Limbourg, Pol de — • A French miniaturist. With his two brothers, he flourished at Paris at the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the fifteenth century Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Frères de Limbourg — Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, mois de janvier, musée Condé, Chantilly, ms.65, f.1v, vers 1411 1416 Pol, Jean et Hermann de Limbourg, dits les Frères de Limbourg (Paul, Herman en Johan, Gebroeders van Limburg, de Gueldre, nés vers …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pol de Limbourg —     Pol de Limbourg     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pol de Limbourg     A French miniaturist. With his two brothers, he flourished at Paris at the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the fifteenth century. It is believed that their family… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Freres de Limbourg — Frères de Limbourg Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry Septembre (vendanges devant le château de Saumur) Pol, Jean et Hermann de Limbourg, dits les Frères de Limbourg (Paul, Herman en Johan, Gebroeders van Limburg, en néerlandais), nés vers… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Frères De Limbourg — Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry Septembre (vendanges devant le château de Saumur) Pol, Jean et Hermann de Limbourg, dits les Frères de Limbourg (Paul, Herman en Johan, Gebroeders van Limburg, en néerlandais), nés vers 1380 à …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.