Saturday, November 07, 2009

Watercolor in the Renaissance.

Hugo van der Goes (Ghent, ?c. 1440 – Oudergem, near Brussels, 1482 or 1483)
Madonna with angel 1480
Tempera on Canvas - Tüchlein
Nürnberg, Germany.

Hugo van der Goes was a Flemish painter. He was, along with Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling and Gerard David, one of the most important of the Early South-Netherlandish painters.

"Lexis art lover"* defines Tüchlein as: A painting painted with an aqueous
medium, (gum/glue) on a finely woven linen support, which is glue sized and unprimed and left unvarnished after the painting was finished. Very little "Tüchlein" came to us because of their fragility.

The term ‘Tüchlein’ derives from a quotation in Albrecht Dürer’s diary (Dubois 1997). He made
this entry during his travels to the Low Countries in 1520-1521
“[…] I have sold a ‘Madonna’ picture painted on small canvas”/ “I have got 4 florins, 5 stivers for three small canvases ”/ “I have given the little Portuguese factor, Signor Francisco, my small canvas with the
small child […]”1(Fry 1913).

Another "Tüchlein" by Albrecht Dürer:
Tempera on Canvas - Tüchlein
Detail, Nürnberg, Germany.

Andrea Mantegna (1431 - 1506)
Maria with the Sleeping Child.
c. 1465/70
Gemäldegalerie, Kunstforum, Berlin.

Un Tüchlein est une peinture exécutée à la détrempe sur fine toile de lin non préparée.
* Lexis art lover on “renaissanceandart.blogspot”

Photographs: m.w.
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