Conrad Von Soest: Painter Among Merchant Princes

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The Westphalian artist Conrad von Soest played a significant role in the development of North European art around 1400 and his elegant and luxurious altarpieces highlight a fascinating period of German social and economic history. He lived and worked in Dortmund, where he found his patronage among the well-educated and cosmopolitan merchant-princes of the Hanseatic cities whose 'Medici'-like life-style, affluence and influence permeated the cultural life of Northern Germany. In reflecting the chivalric tastes of his patrons ...

Conrad Von Soest: Painter Among Merchant Princes 1996, Harvey Miller Publishers, Brepols, Turnhout

ISBN-13: 9781872501581

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