Gerard David


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David, Gerard

 

Born circa 1460–70, in Oudewater, southern Holland: died Aug. 13, 1523, in Bruges. Dutch painter.

David was named town painter of Bruges in 1494. Two of his works. Judgment of Cambyses (1498) and the triptych Baptism of Christ, are in the Municipal Art Gallery of Bruges; his work The Mystic Marriage of St. Catharine is in the National Gallery in London. Even though his paintings are notable for their softness and ripeness, their masterful treatment of light, and their poetic landscape motifs, they are basically a somewhat characterless repetition of established compositional schemes of 15th-century Dutch painting.

REFERENCE

Bodenhausen, E. von. Gerard David und seine Schule. Munich, 1905.
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A recognised authority on Gerard David, she re-ascribes the London Adoration and the Malvagna Triptych to Gossaert and David as collaborators.
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Van Eyck, Gerard David, Joos van Ghent and Durer, for example, are known to have travelled south of the Alps, or show signs of such a journey; could not some of the many Italian painters whose works are reminiscent of Memling have had a chance to meet him on their own turf?
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The Stadel-Kunstinstitut possesses only twenty-nine early Netherlandish paintings, yet these include masterworks by Robert Carnpin, Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Dirk Bouts, Hugo van der Goes, Hans Memling, Gerard David, Hieronymus Bosch, Quentin Massys, Joos van Cleve, and Jan van Scorel, among others, a veritable pantheon of the region's greatest talent.