Dutch Baroque

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Unformatted text preview: ut like this, early works look like Utrecht Caravaggisti o The Procuress, 1656 – space is not calculated, had figures similar to Caravaggisti o painted history type paintings o early paintings were large, exuberant, then later they were small and tranquil • - how did he change? o possibly more of his paintings out there o “the Vermeer guy” (Abraham Bredius), thought there were lots of Vermeer’s out there, but don’t know it • - Supper at Emmaus o one of the supposed newly discovered Vermeer’s o but not actually Vermeer! Was a guy that sold forged Vermeer works, didn’t like modern painting so did those • • • 11/13/13 • Vermeer • - his first paintings were really different: no sense of space, crowded • - Han van Meegeren, forged a Vermeer by copying his style, sold it as a Vermeer (traded it actually) o people had originally thought it was a lost Vermeer, bridged gap in his development o also made Christ and the Adultress o was a disgruntled, failed artist; late 1930s- 40s, art was fresh, but his wasn’t – angry and wanted to show them they were fools o forgery was ingenious, fabricated a Vermeer painting with Vermeer’s style but own topic had to focus on same pigments, brushes, and canvas that Vermeer used artificially recreated craquelure (cracking pattern) on canvas • looked like 17th century work o became really popular figure in Holland, paintings actually were worth a lot of money o in the end, still don’t know who Vermeer studied with • - Vermeer did landscape paintings as well • • Delft • - city in Netherlands, important center of art in mid century (1650s) o School of Delft - artists working there did a lot with optics, lighting, illusions - Emmanuel de Witte, Interior with Woman at the Clavicord, 1665 o used marble floors to emphasize space o but bedrooms didn’t usually have marble floors, chandeliers, and curtains on wind...
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