DETAIL FROM PICTURE BY VAN ORLEYVAN ORLEY
1491/92-1541/42

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Virgin
(Virgen)
Painted: 1515.
ORIGINAL SIZE: 38.5" x 27.9"

This painting contains the new artistic influences which prevailed in the sixteenth century, the new techniques of the precursors to the Italian Renaissance. Van Orley´s excellent artistic qualities are reflected in this painting.

He has changed the setting of this religious scene by painting the divine personae against a contemporary and very realistic background, instead of being set against a coloured background.

Van Orley
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