Juan de Flandes

ca. 1465 - 1519

(Jan van Vlaanderen, Juan Flamenco). Originally from the Low Lands, Juan works as a painter at the Court of Queen Isabella of Spain. Under her authority he designs a series of possibly 48 panels depicting the life of Christ. After the death of Isabella (1504), he works in the churches of Palencia and Salamanca.

Typical of his work are its realism and the bright, sometimes cool atmosphere. His style difers from his Netherlandish contemporaries. Experts think he may have lived in Bruges or Ghent before moving to Spain. He may have been influenced by Hugo van der Goes.

work by Juan de Flandes