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Art History Browser \ Northern Renaissance Art \ Rogier van der Weyden Gallery

Rogier van der Weyden (1400-1464) is, with Jan van Eyck, considered one of the greatest exponents of the school of Early Netherlandish painting. As can be seen in still extant paintings attributable to him, Rogier van der Weyden was a master in the depiction of emotions and grief. His vigorous, subtle, expressive painting and popular religious conceptions had considerable influence on European painting, not only in France and Germany but also in Italy and in Spain. Hans Memling was his greatest follower, although it is not proven that he was a direct pupil of Rogier. Van der Weyden had also great influence on the German painter and engraver Martin Schongauer whose prints were distributed all over Europe since the last decades of the 15th century.   more from wikipedia »