Gabriel Metsu (Hardback)
  • Gabriel Metsu (Hardback)
zoom

Gabriel Metsu (Hardback)

(editor)
£60.00
Hardback 244 Pages / Published: 13/08/2010
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Check availability At your local shop

Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667) employed an unusual variety of styles, techniques, and subjects, making him a particularly difficult artist to characterize. From his early days in Leiden until his death in Amsterdam at the height of his career, his unparalleled mastery of the brush allowed him to paint a remarkable range of history paintings, portraits, still lifes, but most of all, exquisite genre paintings. And whatever his subject matter, his work reveals an unrivalled talent for imbuing figures with a human and personable character.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Metsu held a place as one of the most celebrated painters of the Dutch Golden Age, and his works were acquired for noble collections throughout Europe, while his contemporary Johannes Vermeer was almost unheard of. In the 20th century their positions were reversed as Vermeer's reputation soared. This enlightening book resituates Metsu as one of the leading genre painters of his time. It offers a portrait of the age through his patrons and his wide network of contacts and colleagues in Amsterdam, as well as analysis of Metsu's technique as a draftsman and as a painter, and it documents the fashions and fabrics of the time through his work.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300167245
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 1633 g
Dimensions: 298 x 248 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

Leonardo on Painting
Added to basket
Churches
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Lincolnshire
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
London 6: Westminster
Added to basket
The Country House Library
Added to basket
Old Paris and Changing New York
Added to basket
The Empire of the Eagle
Added to basket
Hampshire: South
Added to basket
Gothic Art in Ireland 1169-1550
Added to basket
Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages
Added to basket
Why the Romantics Matter
Added to basket
Houses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Collector
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Birmingham
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Manchester
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Small Bronzes in the Renaissance
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.