David Gerard - a fine painter

David Gerard, a famous painter born in the Netherlands. The artist who tried to make their paintings softness through the use of compositional schemes, poetic motifs of those times.

brief biography

David Gerard is the representative of the Northern Renaissance early age. Gerard was born in 1460 in the Netherlands. His teacher was his father. To 24 years old young man lived in the home, and then moved to Bruges. Here he began to respect and honor as an artist.
In Bruges David began to study with Hans Memling, whose impact is greatly felt in the work of the painter. The style of Gerard slightly changed. In 1494, he became the city painter.

the painter

David Gerard, perhaps the most famous personality in the field of painting. He has made a great contribution to its development. The artist had managed to combine the iconography and poetic motifs in one pattern. David was juicy, soft and illuminated paintings.

Historians do not know the facts about education, which had Gerard David. The paintings of this painter enjoyed great popularity. Each of his works is subtlety and depth. Such pictures as "the Nativity" and "adoration of the Magi", very similar in style to the works of Herthen or Dirk Bouts.
a Noticeable change in the style of the image people have of Gerard at a more Mature age. He often portrayed the chubby women with large forms. Obviously David tried to copy the authors of the previous generation.
Even at a later age, David Gerard wrote a lot of paintings on the poetic theme with a hint of sentimentality. In 1506 David first visited Italy, where he was asked to execute the order of the monastery Carvara. The painter tried many times to copy.

the Picture of "excoriation with corrupt judges"

“the Court cambis” or “excoriation with corrupt judges», — the famous diptych-painting, which the artist finished in 1498. This picture was proud of Gerard David. "Excoriation with corrupt judges" - the painting, written for the city court of Bruges. This is a reminder that everything in life should be done fairly.

<span>Dutch art of the time was characterized by such genres of didactic images. The painting depicts the plot of one story, which was described by Herodotus. It was said that the king appointed his half-brother and Hestiaea Satrap of Sardis. The head of the troops was appointed Otan, whose father was the Royal judge. The name of this judge Sisamnes. At the time of Sisan had the temerity to pronounce a wrong sentence, and all because he was bribed. The king gave the order of the execution judge. In addition to the killing had been ordered to strip off Saamna the skin. </span>
<span>the broken skin had to tan, to make her strip in the form of straps, and bind them to the judgment seat on which they were executed. The Imperial judges were appointed Otan - the son of the executed judge. The king and reminded the judge about the fate of the old and of the importance of justice.</span>
<span><span>Generally, Europeans in ancient times welcomed such a punishment for people venal and apostate. The skin could be stripped as with a living and a dead person. In the archives there is a large number of graphic records on the subject. </span><span>[br]</span></span>