Broederlam, Melchior

Broederlam, Melchior mĕl´khēôr brö´dərläm [key], active c.1381–1409, Franco-Flemish painter. Broederlam was among the first practitioners of the International Gothic style (see Gothic architecture and art). He was court painter after 1387 to Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy. Broederlam attempted to place figures in perspective, as in his panels for Baerze's Retable (Musée de la Ville, Dijon).

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