Limbourg is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. On January 1st, 2004 Limbourg had a total population of 5,561 (2,750 males and 2,811 females). The total area is 24.63 km² which gives a population density of 225.79 inhabitants per km². A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Liège is the easternmost province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...
This is filled with exquisite illustrations of the daily life of the aristocracy and peasantry, including a series of calendar illuminations that are considered the finest extant examples of the International Gothic style (see Gothic architecture and art).
The Limbourgs' influence upon Flemish painting, especially in landscape and genre subjects, was profound and extensive.
The Duke de Berry and the Limbourgs all died in 1416 from an epidemic.
Though commonly referred to as the Limbourg brothers, the correct surname of this trio of Netherlandish artists is Maelwael (probably a nickname meaning "paint well"), and their given names are Pol, Herman, and Jehanequin.
The Limbourgs were well acquainted with the major currents in contemporary art, which they synthesized without losing their originality.
The Limbourg brothers are discussed in Millard Meiss, French Paintingin the Time of Jean de Berry: The Limbourg Brothers (in press), and in the facsimile edition of The Très Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry (1969), with a preface by Millard Meiss.
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