Early Renaissance Painting in Burgundy and Flanders

 

  1. What are the distinguishing characteristics of Flemish painting, and how did the discovery of the oil medium contribute to this new approach?
  2. Who were the new patrons of art during this period, and how did this influence the way religious subjects were depicted?
  3. What is a “donor portrait,” and how is it different from “secular portraits” like the portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his wife?
  4. How does the emergence of portraiture relate to the concept of “Humanism”?