Hans Memling is a German painter connected to the Flemish Primitives. It is within the workshop of the artist Van der Weyden that Hans Memling would have learned and perfected his art.
Memling was an eminent portraitist and he gave to his portraits a new power and depth by presenting them no longer against a dark background but in interiors with a window opening to the outside, for example. The artist then exploited new and innovative plays of light.
Memling also painted many polyptychs and religious paintings.