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15 th  Century Flemish painting 17:53 Limbourg Brothers, October  from The Very Sumptuous Hours of the Duke of Berry  (Les  tres riches heures du Duc de Beny) Dimensions of book: 8 7/8” x 5 3/8” Small images -> expensive colors  Book of Hours – Illuminated manuscript Book -> preserved/protected by sunlight, closed  January  Patron: The Duke of Berry Elegant gathering -> in which society shows their success/wealth Rich, saturated colors; detailed (even in table cloth)  Elongated figures -> gothic style  February Winter -> farmers don’t have much to do but fight cold Cutting wood, sheep close, family inside by fire -> lift dresses for more warmth -> dog  peeks up dress People seem to be happy despite hard winter-> makes Patron look good Flanders -> between Belgium and Netherlands  Tournai Ghent
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Brussels Robert Campin, Merode Altarpiece, c. 1425-28 Atmospheric/aerial perspective  Triptych: 3 panels Center: Annunciation Virgin reads book while angel comes Still life (candle, book, flower vase) gives domestic setting Book pages are turning due to the arrival of the angel Disguised symbolism:  White lily -> virginity
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