From Rembrandt to Vermeer

From Rembrandt to Vermeer : 17-century Dutch Artists

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One of the most creative and accessible periods of art the world has ever known, the Golden Age is brought to life in an unprecedented series of biographies of the artists active in the Netherlands during the 17th-century. Painters in the Dutch Republic specialized in portraits, domestic genre scenes, still-lives, and landscapes--metaphors of the tiny new country's immense pride and wealth. This book features biographies on all the great masters from Frans Hals to Vermeer to Rembrandt. There are entries on more than 220 artists. This unprecedented book draws together biographies of artists who worked in one of the most exciting and dramatic political eras in France, when Paris became the artistic capital of Europe. It features in-depth studies of such well-known Neo-classical artists as Jacques-Louis David, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, the artist most revered by his fellow countrymen. Also included are artists of the Romantic Movement, like Delacroix and Gericault, as well as the painters of the Barbizon School, whose plein-air landscapes anticipated those of the Impressionists. The Grove Art series, focusing on the most important periods and areas of art history, is derived from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Grove Dictionary of Art. First published in 1996 in 34 volumes, The Dictionary has quickly established itself as the leading reference work on the visual arts, used by schools, universities, museums, and public libraries throughout the world. With articles written by leading scholars in each field, The Dictionary has frequently been praised for its breadth of coverage, accuracy, authority, and accessibility.show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 3 x 230 x 3mm | 816.47g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195169026
  • 9780195169027

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"The great art historian Erwin Panofsky once said 'There is no substitute for information'. This new format of The Dictionary of Art will help many generations meet his sensible demands."--Professor Robert Rosenblum, Institute of Fine Arts, New York Universityshow more

About Jane Turner

Jane Turner was General Editor of The Grove Dictionary of Art.show more

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