Floris, Frans

Floris, Frans
   Flemish Mannerist painter from Antwerp who established his workshop in 1540 after his return from a trip to Rome. One of his most important patrons was William "the Silent" of Orange; one of his most notable works is the Fall of the Rebel Angels (1554; Antwerp, Musée Royal des Beaux-Arts), once part of a triptych Floris rendered for the Fencer's Guild of Antwerp. The work presents a confusing mass of nude forms in dramatic movement, characteristic of his style, that recalls Perino del Vaga's Fall of the Giants (c. 1529) in the Palazzo del Principe, Genoa. Floris was also a portraitist. His portrait Falconer's Wife (1558; Caen, Musée des Beaux-Arts) presents a nonidealized heavy-set woman in monumental form, her facial expression revealing her personality. Among Floris' other works are the Judgment of Paris (c. 1548; Kassel, Staatliche Museen), the Banquet of the Gods (1550; Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Künsten), and the Head of a Woman (1554; St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum); this last is believed to be a study for a larger composition.

Historical dictionary of Renaissance art. . 2008.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • FLORIS, Frans — (1515 1570) Frans Floris was the most influential history painter of his time in the Spanish Netherlands. He was a member of a family of artists from Antwerp, but he trained in the Romanist workshop of Lambert Lombard in Liege, where he learned… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Floris, Frans I — ▪ Flemish artist born 1519/20, Antwerp [now in Belgium] died Oct. 1, 1570, Antwerp  Flemish painter, draftsman, and etcher who helped spread 16th century Italian art styles and greatly influenced the Northern Renaissance (Europe, history of).… …   Universalium

  • Floris, Frans — (1516 Antwerp 1570 Antwerp) (The Netherlands / Italy); aka de Vriendt, Frans Painter, etcher, and draughtsman. Trained as a painter under Lambert Lombard and traveling to Italy studied the Roman and Florentine masters.    Reproductions:… …   Dictionary of erotic artists: painters, sculptors, printmakers, graphic designers and illustrators

  • Floris — Floris, Frans (eigentlich de Vriendt), niederländischer Maler, geb. um 1517 in Antwerpen, gest. daselbst 1. Okt. 1570, sollte Bildhauer werden, lernte aber dann die Malerei bei Lambert Lombard in Lüttich und wurde 1540 Meister in Antwerpen. Dann… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Floris [2] — Floris, Frans, niederländ. Maler, eigentlich de Vriendt, geb. 1517 oder 1518 zu Antwerpen, gest. das. 1. Okt. 1570; malte mytholog. Szenen (manieriert), auch religiöse Bilder und Bildnisse (Der Falkenjäger, 1558). – Sein Bruder Cornelis F., gest …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Floris, Cornelis II — ▪ Flemish artist born 1513/14, Antwerp [now in Belgium] died Oct. 20, 1575, Antwerp  Flemish sculptor, engraver, and medalist whose Antwerp workshop contributed significantly to the Northern Renaissance (Europe, history of) by disseminating 16th… …   Universalium

  • Floris Adriaan Baron van Hall — (* 15. Mai 1791 in Amsterdam; † 29. März 1866 in Den Haag) war ein liberaler, später konservativer niederländischer Staatsmann. 1853 1856 und 1860 1861 war er Vorsitzender des Ministerrats. Sein Vater Maurits Cornelis van Hall war …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Frans Floris de Vriendt — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Frans floris de Vriendt o Franck Floris de Vriendt (Amberes, 1516 ídem;1570); pintor flamenco del siglo XVI Tras viajar en su temprana juventud a Italia en donde se dedicó a estudiar a los grandes maestros (Leonardo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Frans Floris — Frans Floris, or more correctly Frans de Vriendt, called Floris (1517 October 1, 1570), Flemish painter, was one of a large family trained to the study of art in Flanders.Son of the stonecutter Cornelis I de Vriendt, who died at Antwerp in 1538,… …   Wikipedia

  • FLORIS (C. et F.) — FLORIS CORNELIS (1514 1575) & FRANS (1516 1571) Artistes flamands. Cornelis Floris fut un propagateur de l’italianisme dans le domaine de l’architecture et de la sculpture. On lui doit surtout l’hôtel de ville d’Anvers (1561); comme son frère… …   Encyclopédie Universelle