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Lombard, Lambert

G. Denhaene

in Oxford Art Online

ISBN: 9780198604761
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T051606
Lombard, Lambert

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(b Liège, 1505; d Liège, Aug 1566).

Flemish painter, draughtsman, architect, humanist and numismatist. He belonged to the generation of artists who sought to revive Flemish painting by turning to the art of antiquity and the Italian Renaissance. However, because of his northern training, he assimilated his models with difficulty and produced a hesitant form of art, one that was academic and cold. He was nonetheless an important innovator in the Low Countries through his investigation of the forms and compositions of Classical art. He also founded the first academy of art in the Low Countries and was influential through the prime role he accorded to scholarship in the training of the artist.

After his apprenticeship in Antwerp with Jan or Arnold de Beer, Lombard continued his training in Liège and Middelburg. He was especially influenced by the Romanist painters Jan Gossart and Jan van Scorel. From 1532 Lombard is mentioned in accounts as a painter appointed to ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Architecture ; Renaissance Art

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