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The Renaissance in Northern European Art developed independently of the South. (Italy). Their sponsors were mostly Burgundian nobility and local churches. Their style (usually called Gothic) was different, especially because they used oil paints on wood or canvas. The first masters appeared in the early 15C namely Robert Campin and Jan van Eyck. The second generation star was Rogier van der Weyden followed by Hans Memling. At this time some of their followers migrated to adjacent parts of France and the French court and churches became sponsors. Meanwhile further successors appeared in Flanders and Holland, a short-lived talent (Geertgen tot Sint-Jans) and several others (such as Gerard David) who stimulated a profession that reached through the 17C. The Louvre has developed a fine collection of these works since the early 19C whose quality compares with what is seen in Belgium, Holland , Burgundy and nearby localities. Some of the cherished masterpieces are still altarpieces in churches in such places (Ghent, Bruges, Beaune).

Address: 99 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France, 75058
Directions: Métro: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre
Phone: +33 1 40 20 50 50
Website: http://www.louvre.fr

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  • Written Jan 27, 2007
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