Lambert Lombard

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Lambert Lombard, self-portrait

Lambert Lombard (* 1505 /6 IN your Liege , † 1566 ) was a Renaissance - painter and - architect and humanist .

Lombard was a versatile artist; In addition to painting and architecture, he dealt with archeology , literature , mythology and numismatics .

He received his artistic training in Antwerp, from there he traveled to Middelburg in Zeeland to work under the painters Jan Mabuse (Jean Gossart) and Jan van Scorel , who were emulating the Italian style . He later made several trips that took him to France and Germany. In 1537, the Prince-Bishop of Liège, Erard de La Marck , sent him to Rome as a member of a high-ranking embassy under the leadership of the English Cardinal Reginald Pole to acquire works of art and to expand his artistic skills. In Rome he studied works of the Italian Renaissance, particularly those by Michelangelo and Raphael . Back in his homeland, he founded the first art academy north of the Alps.

Lombard influenced the reconstruction of Liège with its Renaissance architecture. Otto van Veen and Frans Floris are among his students .

Some works

The virtuous virgins
  • Painting cycle "The virtuous women"
  • The altar of the Saint-Denis church in Liege
  • The multiplication of bread
  • A self-portrait
  • Renaissance portal of St. Jacques Church in Liège (1558)
  • more than 1000 drawings
  • The windows of the former Liège Lambertus Cathedral

On the occasion of his 500th birthday, the city of Liège organized an exhibition in summer 2006 about Lombard's work and environment.

  • From 1962 to 1977 his portrait is adorned on a Belgian 100 franc banknote


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