Pieter Coecke van Aelst

  • coecke van aelst, engraving by johannes wierix

    pieter coecke van aelst or pieter coecke van aelst the elder (aalst, 14 august 1502 – brussels, 6 december 1550) was a flemish painter, sculptor, architect, author and designer of woodcuts, goldsmith's work, stained glass and tapestries.[1] his principal subjects were christian religious themes. he worked in antwerp and brussels and was appointed court painter to charles v, holy roman emperor.

    coecke van aelst was a polyglot. he published translations into flemish (dutch), french and german of ancient roman and modern italian architectural treatises. these publications played a pivotal role in the dissemination of renaissance ideas in northern europe. they contributed to the transition in northern europe from the late gothic style then prevalent towards a modern 'antique-oriented' architecture.

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Coecke van Aelst, engraving by Johannes Wierix

Pieter Coecke van Aelst or Pieter Coecke van Aelst the Elder (Aalst, 14 August 1502 – Brussels, 6 December 1550) was a Flemish painter, sculptor, architect, author and designer of woodcuts, goldsmith's work, stained glass and tapestries.[1] His principal subjects were Christian religious themes. He worked in Antwerp and Brussels and was appointed court painter to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

Coecke van Aelst was a polyglot. He published translations into Flemish (Dutch), French and German of Ancient Roman and modern Italian architectural treatises. These publications played a pivotal role in the dissemination of Renaissance ideas in Northern Europe. They contributed to the transition in Northern Europe from the late Gothic style then prevalent towards a modern 'antique-oriented' architecture.

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