Dierick Bouts

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Bouts, Dierick

 

Bora circa 1415 in Haarlem; died May 6, 1475, in Louvain. Dutch painter.

Bouts probably studied under Roger van der Weyden; he also was influenced by J. van Eyck. In his paintings (the altarpiece Mystery of the Eucharist, 1464–67, St. Pieterskirk, Louvain; the diptych The Judgment of Otto III, Museum of Ancient Art, Brussels) the exalted and the commonplace are interwoven and the conventions of Gothic techniques (vertical rhythm, elongation of figures) are combined with the persuasiveness of depiction and precision of observations (portrayed persons, genre motifs, interiors, and still life, as well as landscapes imbued with a lyrical feeling).

REFERENCE

Denis, V. Thierry Bouts. Brussels, 1957.
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St Peter's Church is a marvel and contains Dirk Bouts' painting of The Last Supper.
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.
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