Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst

Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst

by Tanya Paul, James Clifton, Julie Berger Hochstrasser, Arthur K. Wheelock
     
 

The paintings of Willem van Aelst (1627–1683) are known for their fine finish, innovative compositions, sumptuous subject matter, and rich, jewel-toned palette. Published on the occasion of an unprecedented traveling exhibition, this book celebrates Van Aelst’s achievements and his significant impact on Dutch still-life painting. 
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The paintings of Willem van Aelst (1627–1683) are known for their fine finish, innovative compositions, sumptuous subject matter, and rich, jewel-toned palette. Published on the occasion of an unprecedented traveling exhibition, this book celebrates Van Aelst’s achievements and his significant impact on Dutch still-life painting. 
Van Aelst masterfully depicted arrangements of fresh fruit and flowers, displays of dead game, and evocations of the forest floor, as well as elegant objects such as nautilus cups, distinctive silver vessels, and Venetian glassware. This book features twenty-five paintings from throughout his career. Catalog entries and a biographical essay are provided by Tanya Paul, James Clifton writes about the Medici court, Julie Berger Hochstrasser analyzes Van Aelst’s choice of subject matter, Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. discusses Van Aelst’s time in Amsterdam, and a team of conservators reveals his technical process.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847838219
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,060,728
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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