Jean Fouquet: 5 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

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'Jean Fouquet is the figurehead of the French school of painting, and his style is reminiscent of the paintings of the van Eyck brothers and of the Florentine Renaissance painting that he had become acquainted with in Italy.'

Simon de Varie Kneeling in Prayer Simon de Varie Kneeling in Prayer (1455) by Jean FouquetThe J. Paul Getty Museum

'Although the artist Jean Fouquet presented Simon and the Virgin in separate miniatures, he linked the interior spaces of the two illuminations.'

The Virgin and Child Enthroned (Main View)The J. Paul Getty Museum

'Fouquet enlivened the dominant colors--shades of blue for the Virgin and Child's gowns and red for the wall hangings--with shimmering gold highlights.'

Coat of Arms Held by a Woman and a Greyhound (1455) by Jean FouquetThe J. Paul Getty Museum

'A woman and dog hold heraldic devices on the fourth miniature in the series of frontispiece illuminations painted by Jean Fouquet for Simon de Varie's book of hours.'

Coat of Arms Held by a Woman Coat of Arms Held by a Woman (1455) by Jean FouquetThe J. Paul Getty Museum

'Modeling the volumes of her body on simple geometric forms--spheres for the turban and head and cones for her lower body and the individual folds of her dress--he imbued the scene with calm monumentality.'

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