Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Allegory of Painting The Artist in His Studio : The Art of Painting

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Abstract

This painting was long called The Artist in His Studio, and we may in effect presume that the artist seen from behind was himself. However, the intention of representing an allegory is stronger here than in all other Vermeer's works. The heavy curtain on the left, which lets the viewer partake of the scene, has decidedly theatrical connotations. So does the young girl whom the artist portrays, and whose crown of laurel easily identifies her as Fame. A connection with Clio, the muse of history, also exists. She holds a trumpet and a book of Thucydides.

Keywords

Vienna Austria, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Style: Dutch Baroque, Period: Dutch Baroque Era, Movement: Baroque, Painting; artist, oil paintings --

Subject: topical

Style: Dutch Baroque; Period: Dutch Baroque Era; Movement: Baroque; Painting; artist; oil paintings --

Subject: geographic

Vienna Austria; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Time Period

Ca.1666

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Genre

picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-MHF0366

Allegory of Painting The Artist in His Studio : The Art of Painting

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