The High Renaissance
 
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Mannerism
 

 

 


Bartholomeus
Spranger

 
 
Bartholomeus Spranger

(b Antwerp, 21 March 1546; d Prague, before 27 Sept 1611).

South Netherlandish painter, draughtsman, etcher and sculptor, active in Italy, Austria and Bohemia. With Hans von Aachen and Joseph Heintz, he was one of the most important artists at the Prague court of Emperor Rudolf II. He had a unique ability to combine the Netherlandish tradition and Italian influences, particularly the Roman brand of Mannerism, so as to achieve a style of his own that had a lasting influence on other artists in Prague. His sensually elegant yet intellectual paintings embody an ideal of beauty distinctive to the Rudolfine court.

 


 


Salmacis and Hermaphroditos
1581

 
 

 


Herkules Dejanira und der Kentaur Nessus
1585


 


Hermes and Athena

c. 1585
Fresco
Castle, Prague
 

Athena
 

Adam and Eve
 

Jupiter und Antiope


 

Herkules und Omphale



 

Angelika und Medor



 

Noli Me Tangere
 


 

Venus and Adonis


 


Mars and Venus


 


The Lay of Aristotle
 

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