Matsys Quentin (Massys Quentin)( Nederlands artist, one of the leading representatives of the Antwerp school of painting.)
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Biography Matsys Quentin (Massys Quentin)
His painting art in the Netherlands signifies the transition from late Gothic to the Renaissance.
Style Matsys formed in keeping with the traditions of the Netherlands, later he was influenced by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dц╪rer. His customers were the Netherlands guilds and religious brotherhoods, the Danish king and humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam, the Portuguese Monasteries.
Matsys was born in Louvain in 1466. Studied, probably in Albert Boats. In 1491 joined the Antwerp guild of artists and opened his own workshop. Worked in Antwerp until his death in 1530.
Already the earliest extant works Matsys - Altar St.. Anne (1507-1509, Brussels, Royal Museum of Fine Arts) and the Altar of St.. John - have the features of the mature style master. They close two versions of the Madonna and Child (London, National Gallery, Brussels, Royal Museum of Fine Arts). The influence of Leonardo da Vinci was manifested in flexible poses and grotesque, exaggerated facial expressions of the artist's later characters, such as the grotesque portrait of a woman (ok. 1513, London, National Gallery).
Matsys also worked with Patinirom, he wrote a few small details in his landscapes, within the altar the track Temptation of St.. Anthony (1515-1524, Madrid, Prado). Portrait diptych depicting Matsys Erasmus (Rome, . Corsini Gallery) and Peter Gillis (Egidius) (Radnor, . Meeting of Salisbury), . created for Sir Thomas More in 1517, . reveals not only his skill as a portraitist, . but spiritual closeness to the humanists,
Genre painting of the artist are moralizing nature in the spirit of Praise of Folly, Erasmus. The earliest masters of the genre work - I was with my wife (1514, Paris, Louvre) shows the inscription on the original framed paintings: 'Let the scales be true, but the exact weight'. Central part of the composition took shape changers and his wife, the husband is shown immersed in the work, and his wife seemed to have just come off from its ornate chasoslova. This concentrated on their studies people Matsys contrasts depicted in the background, idly chattering people, the ideal of human activity, . how he met the artist, . apparently, . presented in the reflection in the mirror, . Located in the center foreground: a man, . immersed in reading the Bible, . against the background of the bell tower.,