Monday, May 24, 2004

Spranger (van Den Schilde), Bartholomaeus

Also spelled ´┐ŻBartholomeus Sprangers, or Sprangerson ´┐Ż Antwerp painter noted for his paintings of nudes executed in the late Mannerist style. In his efforts to develop a Northern artistic canon of the human figure, Spranger employed mannered poses, slender, elongated bodies, and a gleaming, brittle texture in his work. The figures smile invitingly, and the influence


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