Joos van Cleve
Self-Portrait, Joos van Cleve
A popular Antwerp-based painter of devotional altarpieces and portraits. In his work tradition (finely detailed northern technique, overloaded symbolism, stiffly posed figures and draperies) with progressive ideas (landscapes and rocky formations, Italian-style modeling with light, extravagant costumes, detailed surfaces). Note the charming homely details.
Joos van Cleve’s major works are Joris Vezeleer, c. 1518 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art); The Last Judgment, c. 1520–25 (Minnesota: Minneapolis Institute of Arts); Virgin and Child with Angels, c. 1520–25 (Liverpool: Walker Art Gallery); The Annunciation, c. 1525 (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.