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Gerard David

Gerard David The Rest on the Flight into Egypt oil painting on canvas
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Painting ID::  707
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Gerard David The Rest on the Flight into Egypt oil painting on canvas



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  Gerard David
  b.c. 1460, Oudewater, Neth. d.Aug. 13, 1523, Bruges Flemish Gerard David Locations Netherlandish painter. He is known as the last of the Flemish Primitives. Although born in the northern Netherlands, he moved to Bruges as a young man, and most of his work expresses the impassive, unmannered, microscopically realistic approach peculiar to south Netherlandish art in the time of Jan van Eyck. David was skilled at synthesizing the art of several important south Netherlandish predecessors, adapting, for instance, the compositions of van Eyck and the technique of Hugo van der Goes. He was also influenced by Hans Memling, whose example led him to refine and polish his cruder northern Netherlandish style and to adopt the popular theme of the Virgin and Child enthroned.
  The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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