Gerard ter Borch

Gerard ter Borch

by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., Alison McNeil Kettering, Arie Wallert, Marjorie E. Wieseman
     
 

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The Dutch painter Gerard ter Borch (1617–1681) was a slightly older contemporary of Johannes Vermeer. Ter Borch’s beautiful and evocative paintings were not only varied in subject but also unparalleled among his peers in capturing the elegance and grace of wealthy burghers, the shimmering surface of satin, the undulating rhythms of translucent lace cuffs

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The Dutch painter Gerard ter Borch (1617–1681) was a slightly older contemporary of Johannes Vermeer. Ter Borch’s beautiful and evocative paintings were not only varied in subject but also unparalleled among his peers in capturing the elegance and grace of wealthy burghers, the shimmering surface of satin, the undulating rhythms of translucent lace cuffs, and the nuanced psychological interactions between figures in an interior scene. Indeed, ter Borch’s genre scenes clearly influenced works later painted by Vermeer.
This lovely book—the first major English-language publication on ter Borch’s paintings—presents a selection of some of the most outstanding works from each area of the artist’s career: the remarkable early pictures of the 1630s, the midcareer genre paintings for which he is best known, and the small portraits that brought him prosperity throughout his life. Essays by noted experts on Dutch art discuss ter Borch’s artistic development, the “modern” aspects of his paintings, and his renowned technique for painting satin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300106398
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/25/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., is curator of northern baroque painting at the National Gallery of Art and the author of Johannes Vermeer and Vermeer and the Art of Painting, both available from Yale University Press; Alison McNeil Kettering is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art History at Carleton College; Arie Wallert is curator at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; and Marjorie Elizabeth Wieseman is curator of European painting and sculpture at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

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