JUAN DE FLANDES
(b. ca. 1465, ?, d. 1519, Palencia)
The Baptism of Christ1496-99
Oil on panel, 186 x 111 cm
Trained in Ghent and Bruges, Juan de Flandes went to Spain to work in the service of Queen Isabella of Castile. His Flemish mode of painting gradually become less linear under the influence of Italian art, eventually taking on a style which used soft lyrical forms in a manner very similar to that of Gerard David.