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Gerard David
 
 
 

 

Gerard David

(b Oudewater, nr Gouda, c. 1460; d Bruges, 13 Aug 1523).

Netherlandish painter. He is known as the last of the ‘Flemish Primitives’. Although born in the northern Netherlands, he moved to Bruges as a young man, and most of his work expresses the impassive, unmannered, microscopically realistic approach peculiar to south Netherlandish art in the time of Jan van Eyck. David was skilled at synthesizing the art of several important south Netherlandish predecessors, adapting, for instance, the compositions of van Eyck and the technique of Hugo van der Goes. He was also influenced by Hans Memling, whose example led him to refine and polish his cruder northern Netherlandish style and to adopt the popular theme of the Virgin and Child enthroned.

 


 

 
Mary and Child with two Angels Making Music

Offentliche Kunstsammlung, Basle

 

 

 
 

Altarpiece of St Michael

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
 
 

Lamentation

University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
 
 

The Nativity

c. 1490
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 
 
 

The Nativity (detail)

c. 1490
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 
 
 

Pilate's Dispute with the High Priest

1480-85
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
 
 
 

The Holy Women and St John at Golgotha

1480-85
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
 
 

The Transfiguration of Christ

1520
O.L. Vrouwekerk, Bruges
 
 

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