|Bernard van Orley - statue of a painter in |
Brussels - Jardin du Petit Sablon
One of the most productive and leading court painters of the
Habsburgs was Bernard van Orley (1487/1491 till January 6th. 1541).
During his life he painted on canvases, worked with tapestry and
even on stained glass.
Bernard van Orley was born and he died in Brussels, he also served
as commissioner of the arts for the Brussels town council.
possible portrait of Bernard van Orley made by Albrecht Dürer: Wikipedia
On May 23rd. 1518, Bernard van Orley was appointed as the official
court painter of the regent of the Netherlands: Margarete of Austria
Then he made inter alia portraits of Emperor Charles V
This year I had the chance to visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels
where two of his portraits were shown
|Bernard van Orley - Joris van Zelle|
|Bernard van Orley - Portrait of the secretary of Emperor Charles V|
Nowadays his works are spread over the world inter alia at the
Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (Austria)
Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Belgium (Brussels and Antwerp)
Prado Museum in Madrid (Spain)
National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., United States of America