Archive pour 21 décembre 2007

Paulus Bor 1601-1669

Posted in Paulus Bor 1601-1669 on 21 décembre 2007 by Femme Femme Femme

Cydippe with the apple of acontius, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Paulus Bor deserves to be better studied as so few of his pictures are at present known and they are all of good quality. He had a successful career and gained important commissions which included part of the decoration of the Huis Hanselaersdijk for Prince Frederick Henry in 1638.
The artist spent some three years in Italy (c. 1620-23) where he stayed in Rome. He was thus able to assimilate not only the general Caravaggesque idiom but also some of the polish which Orazio Gentileschi always gave to his work. Bor then returned to Amersfoort, where he probably spent the rest of his career. The special quality of his painting is the mysterious facial expressions which he gives to his otherwise quite conventional pictures. He adopted a style which is familiar from artists like Jan van Biljert. He has remained, for historians and connoisseurs alike, an independent spirit.

Jacob Ochtervelt 1634-1682

Posted in Jacob Ochtervelt 1634-1682 on 21 décembre 2007 by Femme Femme Femme

Lady with servant and dog

The music lesson

A Woman reading a letter with two Maidservants

Jacob Ochtervelt was a Dutch genre painter active mainly in Rotterdam, but from 1674 he lived in Amsterdam. He was influenced by Pieter de Hooch and through him by Vermeer. Apart from a few portraits and some early hunting party and « merry company » scenes, his paintings are almost all elegant upper-class interiors, in which he showed off a skill in painting silks and satins to rival that of Terborch. His figures are extremely refined, but there is often a sexual element in his painting.

Kaoru Saito 1931-

Posted in Kaoru Saito 1931- on 21 décembre 2007 by Femme Femme Femme

Tattoo Girl

Blue robe