van Coninxloo

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South Netherlandish family of artists. Two artists named Cornelis van Coninxloo appear repeatedly in documentary sources in Brussels after 1498. Cornelis van Coninxloo I (fl c. 1500; d 1527) was a craftsman and painted coats of arms (1507) for the funeral of Philip the Fair (d 1506) and a carved altar (1511–12) for the Benedictine abbey at Vorst. Cornelis van Coninxloo II (fl Brussels, 1529–59) polychromed statues and in 1529–30 added the polychromy to a carved altarpiece by Passchier Borman (fl c. 1491–1537). During the 1530s he helped decorate the chapel of the Holy Sacrament (1534–9) in Brussels Cathedral; these decorations included wall and ceiling paintings. In 1559 he prepared two preliminary designs for an altar after sketches by Frans Floris and executed a number of less important works. He may have painted the Parents of the Virgin, which is signed cornelis va. conixlo scernir. (1526; Brussels, Mus. A. Anc.). Stylistically, this work belongs to the previous century; the ornamentation of the throne seems to combine different types of goldsmithing, although an imitation of Jan Gossart's style can also be recognized. Other works have been attributed to van Coninxloo, including several paintings of the Virgin and Child (e.g. the central panel of the Malvagna Triptych, Palermo Cathedral).

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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