Dutch Baroque

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Unformatted text preview: needle, get ridges, when inked, ridges leave fine lines - Rembrandt o Jan Six’s Bridge, 1654 (etching) would take etching plates into nature, prints have spontaneous, sketching styles o Three Trees, 1643 combined three techniques – etching, drypoint, and engraving in soft areas, used drypoint; harder areas, more spontaneous are the etching areas o Three Crosses, 1650 would rework original prints and use them again, each time called a different state • later states got darker and had different lighting More Art - Hendrick Vroom, Marine, 1613 o did a lot of marine scenes (whale beachings) - Dutch artists were encouraged to go out in nature and study scenes o ex: self- portrait of artist with his back to audience, drawing; group of artists painting in nature - why all of a sudden interested in making local nature scenes? o land reclamation projects: dikes, polders (low lying tract of land to keep water out), polder milles interested in making nature look nice again - hofidcht – “country story” o crazy and bustling in the cities, but countryside still peaceful o it was encouraged to go there to stroll and find peace, get a country house o people played games in countryside, beach, have fun - genre paintings came about too, move away from mannerism o one artist was Esais van de Velde Merry Company, 1619 • merry companies or parties become popular subject • focused on a few figures instead of central scene o partying people scene, feasting • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • - some paintings were used for both positive and negative representations o more about reception of work, and not intent of artist need to look at literature of time – indicates that not every...
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