3 Tutorials that teach Fifteenth-Century Flemish Painting
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Fifteenth-Century Flemish Painting

Fifteenth-Century Flemish Painting

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will consider a few examples of Flemish Painting.
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Notes on "Fifteenth-Century Flemish Painting"

Terms to Know

Oil Painting

The process of applying pigments suspended in linseed oil to a surface characterized by quality that gives it a luminous appearance.


Belgian Dutch


A region in Belgium characterized by a thriving artistic, educational culture and society, especially noted for textiles.


A religious subject painted or carved on a screen above or behind the altar or table in a Christian church often made of two or more panels.



Image of Merode Altarpiece, Robert Campin, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Merodealtarpiece.jpg; Image of Jan van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lamgods_open.jpg; Image of the Arnolfini Portrait, Jan van Eyck, Public Domain, http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/Van_Eyck_-_Arnolfini_Portrait.jpg;Petrus Christus, A Goldsmith in his Shop, Possibly Saint Eligius, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christus_saint_eloi_orf%C3%A8vre.jpg
Image of Hieronymus Bosch, Garden of Earthly Delights, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Garden_of_Earthly_Delights_by_Bosch_High_Resolution.jpg