Fiancees (c.1527) by Lucas van Leyden

Fiancees - Lucas van Leyden - c.1527

Artwork Information

TitleFiancees
ArtistLucas van Leyden
Datec.1527
Mediumoil,panel
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationRoyal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium
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About Fiancees

Lucas van Leyden, a renowned Dutch painter and printmaker of the Northern Renaissance, created the genre painting titled “Fiancees” around the year 1527. This artwork is celebrated for its representation in the Northern Renaissance style and is considered a significant piece within the genre painting category. The painting is part of the collection at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium.

Lucas van Leyden’s body of work includes a variety of other notable pieces such as “Christ Healing the Blind Man of Jericho,” “Portrait Of Dirckgen Van Lindenburgh,” and “The Last Judgment Triptych,” all demonstrating his mastery in engraving and woodcut as well as oil painting on panel. His works are marked by the intricate detail and religious themes characteristic of the period.

The painting “Fiancees” stands out not only for its historical significance but also for its depiction of engagement, as indicated by the tag “Engagement ring” associated with the artwork. It captures a moment in time reflective of the cultural and societal norms of the era, making it a valuable piece for both art historians and enthusiasts alike.

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