Hans von Aachen definition
(1552 -1615) Hans was a German painter who primarily painted in the Netherlands, Italy and especially Prague where he eventulaly lived in 1596. There, he worked under the emperor Rudolf II as a court painter and later for the emperor Matthias. His artwork contained long, elegant figures and he was noted for his playful nudes. He influenced engravings being made from his artwork and became a well-known artist from his time period.