Hans Memling (Memling Hans)( Nederlands painter.)
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Biography Hans Memling (Memling Hans)
Born Zelingenshtadte near Frankfurt around 1440. Studied, probably first in Cologne and then in Brussels in Rogier van der Weyden. In 1465 he settled in Bruges in 1467 and joined there in a guild artists. Died Memling in Bruges on Aug. 11, 1494. Memling's patrons and clients living throughout Europe, but his most famous works were made for the hospital of St.. John in Bruges.
Chetsuortsky triptych (1468, London, National Gallery) is a clear example of serene style of Memling, which has evolved little over a quarter century. In the central part of the triptych shows the Madonna seated on a throne in the loggia around it - kneeling customers triptych, the angels and saints; side sash occupy single figures of saints.
Composition Passion of the Christ (1470, Turin, gallery Sabaudia) is a detailed and carefully crafted narrative art. All the scenes unfold in the medieval town. Even such a dramatic story, as The Martyrdom of St.. Sebastian (Brussels, Royal Museum of Fine Arts), the wizard makes a clear and serene image.
Later altars Memling modeled on works by Rogier van der Weyden and his own earlier works. In the Adoration of the Magi (c.. 1470, Madrid, Prado) used motifs rogirovskogo Altar of Columbus, and the mystical betrothal of St.. Catherine (1479) carried out for the hospital of St.. John in Bruges, is a more refined version of the early songs of the altar Memling Madonna with Saints (London, National Gallery). The most famous creation wizard is the reliquary Cancer sv.Ursuly. It is decorated with six tracks that tell the story of the pilgrimage to Rome of the young princess from Brittany and her martyr's end. This elegant and naive, straightforward narrative is the quintessential art of Memling.