Conrad Witz

1400-1446 German (Resident in Switzerland) Conrad Witz Gallery -6). German painter. One of the great innovators in northern European painting, he turned away from the lyricism of the preceding generation of German painters. His sturdy, monumental figures give a strong impression of their physical presence, gestures are dignified and the colours strong and simple. Even scenes with several figures are strangely undramatic and static. The surface appearance of materials, especially metals and stone, is intensely observed and recorded with an almost naive precision. Powerful cast shadows help to define the spatial relationships between objects. His fresh approach to the natural world reflects that of the Netherlandish painters: the Master of Fl?malle and the van Eycks. He need not, however, have trained in the Netherlands or in Burgundy as knowledge of their style could have been gained in Basle. He remained, however, untouched by the anecdotal quality present in their art, while Witz pure tempera technique differs emphatically from the refined use of oil glazes that endows Netherlandish pictures with their jewel-like brilliance.

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Conrad Witz The Miraculous Draught of Fishes oil painting


The Miraculous Draught of Fishes
Painting ID::  646
Artist: Conrad Witz
Painting: The Miraculous Draught of Fishes
Introduction: 1444
   
   
     

Conrad Witz Saint Christopher oil painting


Saint Christopher
Painting ID::  650
Artist: Conrad Witz
Painting: Saint Christopher
Introduction: 1440 Offentliche Kunstammlung Kunstmuseum, Basel
   
   
     

Conrad Witz Virgin and Child with Saints oil painting


Virgin and Child with Saints
Painting ID::  30406
Artist: Conrad Witz
Painting: Virgin and Child with Saints
Introduction: mk68 Oil on wood 24 1/2x16" Naples Capodimonte Museum
   
   
     

Conrad Witz Virgin and Child with Saints oil painting


Virgin and Child with Saints
Painting ID::  30407
Artist: Conrad Witz
Painting: Virgin and Child with Saints
Introduction: mk68 Oil on wood 24 1/2x16 Naples
   
   
     

Conrad Witz Portrait of count Karl von Sivers oil painting


Portrait of count Karl von Sivers
Painting ID::  72740
Artist: Conrad Witz
Painting: Portrait of count Karl von Sivers
Introduction: Date 1755(1755) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 84.5 X 62.5 cm (33.27 X 24.61 in) cyf
   
   
     

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     1400-1446 German (Resident in Switzerland) Conrad Witz Gallery -6). German painter. One of the great innovators in northern European painting, he turned away from the lyricism of the preceding generation of German painters. His sturdy, monumental figures give a strong impression of their physical presence, gestures are dignified and the colours strong and simple. Even scenes with several figures are strangely undramatic and static. The surface appearance of materials, especially metals and stone, is intensely observed and recorded with an almost naive precision. Powerful cast shadows help to define the spatial relationships between objects. His fresh approach to the natural world reflects that of the Netherlandish painters: the Master of Fl?malle and the van Eycks. He need not, however, have trained in the Netherlands or in Burgundy as knowledge of their style could have been gained in Basle. He remained, however, untouched by the anecdotal quality present in their art, while Witz pure tempera technique differs emphatically from the refined use of oil glazes that endows Netherlandish pictures with their jewel-like brilliance.