Jan van Scorel

1495-1562 Holland/Northern Renaissance-Romanist

 

Brief Biography-Jan van Scorel (Schorel or Schoreel) from Schoorel was one of the first Romanist painters to instil the Italian Renaissance style into northern art. He first studied with painters named Willem Cornelius and Jacques Cornelisz in Haarlem, and in 1516, he studied under Jan Gossaert in Utrecht. He travelled to Venice in 1519, visiting German cities on his way, residing with Albrecht Durer in Nuremberg for a short period. He stayed for an extended time in Obervellach Austria, before finally arriving in Venice. From where he explored Cyprus, Crete, Rhodes, Jerusalem, back to Venice and on to Rome. The Dutch Pope, Adrian VI from Utrecht, appointed him Court Painter. It is unclear how long the post lasted; however, he went back to Utrecht in 1524. The works of Raphael and Michelangelo had influenced him in Rome. In Venice, the painters Palma Vecchio and Giorgione impressed him much. Scorel's style of portraiture was to guide many painters in Holland such as Rembrandt, Frans Floris and Frans Hals. He had a direct influence on Anthonis Mor van Dashorst and Maarten van Heemskerck as their master. In 1524, the church ordained him, and he was Vicar of Saint John's in 1525, and in 1528 became Canon of Saint Mary's. Van Scorel eventually settled in Utrecht where he died in 1562.

 

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a man of thirty
two years

a man of thirty two years


a venetian man

a venetian man

baptism of christ
in the jordanian

baptism of christ in the jordanian

cornelis aerentsz
van der dussen

cornelis aerentsz van der dussen

haarlem brotherhood
of jerusalem pilgrims

haarlem brotherhood of jerusalem pilgrims


lochorst triptych

lochorst triptych


lucretia

lucretia


portrait of a man

portrait of a man

portrait of a
schoolboy

portrait of a schoolboy

jan van scorel by
antonis mor

jan van scorel by antonis mor

portrait of joris van
egmond

portrait of joris van egmond

presentation of jesus
in the temple

presentation of jesus in the temple[


the dying cleopatra

the dying cleopatra


the flood

the flood

virgin and child and
portrait of a man

virgin and child and portrait of a man