Van Dyck, 1599-1641

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Rizzoli, Jul 16, 1999 - Architecture - 359 pages
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A beautiful and unprecedented catalogue published for the 400th anniversary of the birth of the prominent 17th century Flemish painter. Elegant and informal portraits, rare mythological and religious paintings, and many seldom-seen works from private collections. This landmark catalogue is published for the 400th anniversary of the birth of Anthony van Dyck, one of the most prominent Flemish painters of the 17th century. These 100 masterpieces showcase van Dyck's elegant and informal portraits, and his rare mythological and religious paintings--including many seldom-seen works from private noble collections, presented here in new photographs. Texts by the most prominent scholars in the field describe van Dyck's early years in Antwerp, when he trained in the studio of Peter Paul Rubens, his later life in Genoa and the influence of Titian's work on his color and composition, and his final years in London as Court Painter to Charles I. This beautiful and unprecedented catalogue--with superb colorplates plus details and comparative illustrations, a chronology, and each work's detailed history--will be the last word on van Dyck for the next fifty years.

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An exhibition catalog marking the 400th anniversary of the Flemish artist's birth, this is the first substantial English-language treatment since the Washington exhibition in 1990. Curatorial authors ... Read full review



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Dr. Christopher Brown is a noted authority on Van Dyck. He is formerly of the National Gallery in London, and was recently appointed director of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

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