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Elegance and refinement : the still-life paintings of Willem van Aelst / Tanya Paul... [et.al.].

Author/creator Aelst, Willem van, approximately 1627-approximately 1683
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York : Skira Rizzoli, ©2012.
Description183 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorPaul, Tanya.
Other author/creatorClifton, James, 1958-
Other author/creatorWheelock, Arthur K., Jr., 1943-
Other author/creatorHochstrasser, Julie.
Other author/creatorGifford, Melanie.
Other author/creatorMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Other author/creatorNational Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Portion of title Still-life paintings of Willem van Aelst
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 ... [et al.] -- Catalogue of the exhibition / Tanya Paul, with James Clifton, Melanie Gifford, and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.
Abstract 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.
General noteCatalog of an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Mar. 11-May 28, 2012 and at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, June 24-Oct. 14, 2012.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 172-179) and index.
ISBN9780847838219 (hbk)
ISBN0847838218 (hbk)

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