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Elegance and refinement : the still-life paintings of Willem van Aelst
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Elegance & refinement
Still-life paintings of Willem van Aelst
Aelst, Willem van, approximately 1627-approximately 1683--Exhibitions.
Still-life painting, Dutch--17th century--Exhibitions.
Still-life painting--Netherlands--17th century--Exhibitions.
Aelst, Willem van.
Painting, Dutch--Exhibitions.--17th century.
Still-life painting, Dutch--Exhibitions.
Still-life painting--Netherlands--Exhibitions.--17th century.
Aelst, Willem van, approximately 1627-approximately 1683.
Still-life painting.
Still-life painting, Dutch.
Aelst, Willem van 1625-1683
Genre Form
Ausstellung--Houston, Tex.--2012.
Exhibition catalogs. fst01424028 (Source: OCoLC)
Illustrative Content
Geographic Coverage
LCC: ND653.A38 A4 2012 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 759.492 full
LI 99999 (Source: rvk)
J205.563 (Source: clc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2011939295
text (Source: rdacontent)
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.
Table Of Contents
Cultivating virtuosity : a biographical portrait of Willem van Aelst / Tanya Paul
"The most exquisite imitation of reality" : Northern art and artists at the Medici Court / James Clifton
"Guillelmo" in Amsterdam : Van Aelst's painterly style in Amsterdam / Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.
An uncommon painter and his subjects / Julie Berger Hochstrasser
The making of a luxury image : Van Aelst's painting materials and artistic techniques / Melanie Gifford [and others]
Catalogue of the exhibition / Tanya Paul, with James Clifton, Melanie Gifford, and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.
Responsibility Statement
Tanya Paul [and others]
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Aelst, Willem van, approximately 1627-approximately 1683. Elegance and refinement : the still-life paintings of Willem van Aelst