Christmas ornament - Hans Memling

Christmas ornament - Hans Memling

Angel holding an olive branch - Hans Memling.

Fragment of the left pane of a triptych that belonged to Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands, and offered by her to the monastery of Brou. The center, a Christ of pain held by the Virgin had been painted by Roger van der Weyden. Memling completed it around 1475-1480. The right pane, an Angel holding a sword, is kept in London.



Dimensions :
7,5 cm
Artist :
Hans Memling (v. 1435/1440-1494)
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
Art movement :
Flemish paintings
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Hans Memling (v. 1435/1440-1494)

Hans Memling is a German painter connected to the Flemish Primitives. It is within the workshop of the artist Van der Weyden that Hans Memling would have learned and perfected his art. Memling was an eminent portraitist and he gave to his portraits a new power and depth by presenting them no longer against a dark background but in interiors with a window opening to the outside, for example. The artist then exploited new and innovative plays of light. Memling also painted many polyptychs and religious paintings.