"The course will introduce the art and social climate of the Fifteenth Century Northern Renaissance via the exploration of the amazing artistic techniques of the painters such as Jan Van Eyck, Rovert Campin and Rogier Van Der Weyden." Says the blurb... This sounds a bit heavy but I think that it will be an exciting journey..
Week 1: The Dukes of Burgundy
Philip the Bold - Philippe le Hardi 1364 -1404
John the Fearless - Jean sans-Peur 1404- 1419
Philip the Good - Philippe le Bon 1419 - 1467
Charles the Bold - Charles le Téméraire 1467 -1477There were four Dukes of Burgundy in these golden years between 1364 and 1477: Philip the Bold, John the Fearless, Philip the Good and Charles the Bold. Each married well, so increasing the Duchy’s cross-border land and power. The Low Countries, what we know now as Belgium and the Netherlands, were amongst the rich gains bringing untold craft skills, culture and prosperity. A sumptuous court resulted where every aspect of the arts was patronised: tapestries, music, sculpture, gastronomy and fine arts. Burgundy blossomed, gaining in stature and power.
We also took a look at the book of hours other wise known as Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry . This will blow your mind, so much detail.. So amazing..