Chapter 2: Painting in Burgundy and Flanders

There are five sections in this chapter:

  1. Introduction:  Devotional Altarpieces
  2. Robert Campin and the Merode Altarpiece
  3. Jan Van Eyck and the Ghent Altarpiece
  4. The Secular Portrait
  5. Rogier van der Weyden and Hugo van der Goes


Learning Goals

  1. Explain the function of religious diptychs and triptychs, and how they were used
  2. Describe the stylistic characteristics of Flemish painting, and the significance of the discovery of the new oil medium
  3. Explain who the new patrons of art were during this period, and why this new painting style appealed to them
  4. Explain the difference between a “donor portrait” and a “secular portrait,” and how the emergence of portraiture can be related to the concept of “Humanism”

Khan_Academy.png_(3683×2832)Khan Academy Quizzes
Test your knowledge by taking these online quizzes, hosted by Khan Academy:

Merode Altarpiece (Quiz)

Ghent Altarpiece (Quiz)

Arnolfini Portrait (Quiz)

Van der Weyden Deposition (Quiz)