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Whilst aiming to draw together all quotes attributed to the Netherlandish master, Rogier van der Weyden, we must accept that his entire career is shrouded in discussion, controversy and lost documentation.
Quotes Attributed to Rogier van der Weyden
Quotes about Rogier van der Weyden by Art Historians and Famous Artists
Rogier van der Weyden was one of the most profound and influential painters of the 15th century. He was internationally famed for the naturalism of his detail and his expressive pathos. He created a range of types - for portraits and for religious subjects - which were repeated throughout the Netherlands, the Iberian peninsula, and even Italy, until the mid-16th century.The National Gallery, London, UK
Rogier van der Weyden, original name Rogier de la Pasture, (born 1399/1400, Tournai [Belgium]—died June 18, 1464, Brussels), Northern Renaissance painter who, with the possible exception of Jan van Eyck, was the most influential northern European artist of his time. Though most of his work was religious, he produced secular paintings (now lost) and some sensitive portraits.Encyclopaedia Britannica
Hans Memling was his greatest follower, although it is not proven that he studied under Rogier. Van der Weyden had also a large influence on the German painter and engraver Martin Schongauer whose prints were distributed all over Europe from the last decades of the 15th century. Indirectly Schongauer's prints helped to disseminate van der Weyden's style. Delenda writes that, with the exception of Petrus Christus who was a disciple of Jan van Eyck, traces of Rogier van der Weyden's art can be found in all fifteenth century artists, to varying degrees.Wikipedia