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Jan Cornelis


Dutch painter, engraver, engineer

and architect. Master of religious paintings and PORTRA-

Ltd, Vermeyen formed surrounded by Scorel and Gossart, with whom he probably met in Utrecht, and whose works are seen in Mechelen, at the court of his patroness Margaret of Austria. After her death in 1530, the artist entered the service of the Mary of Hungary and sent to Augsburg, where he painted portraits of the Imperial family. In 1535, along with Charles V, he went to Spain, Tunisia, and established there the drawings he then moved to the tapestry cartoons commissioned by Mary of Hungary (1545 - 1548). About 1550, together with Scarlem he is draining SAPE. Downloaded official orders and work for monasteries (for example, the Abbey of Saint-Vaast in Appace), he remained in Brussels until his death. The influence of Scorel is manifested, in particular, in "SV. The family" (Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum), but then, under the influence of Hemessen, the artist begins to emphasize the contrasts of light and shade, the monumental form and the plasticity of volumes. The cartoons "the Capture of Tunisia" (10 of which are in the Museum of art history in Vienna) created, perhaps, with numerous assistants, inherent decorativism, typical also for better portraits Vermeyen (cardinal Carondelet, new York, Metropolitan Museum; "portrait", Vienna, meeting of the Academy of fine arts; Florence, Palazzo Pitti; London, NAT. Gal.; Bordeaux, Museum of fine arts).

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