Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

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

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

In this painting Vermeer went beyond mere genre painting to produce a rich allegory of painting in a double sense. For all the numerous allegorical tools of Baroque art, the painting still might not be convincing were it not a masterpiece of pure painting. From a darkened room, one looks past a parted curtain, past the intentionally oversized chair into the luminous studio of the artist. The rich dress of the painter seen from behind is strangely old-fashioned.

Keywords

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

Subject: topical

Style: Dutch Baroque; Period: Dutch Baroque Era; Movement: Baroque; Dutch; Painting; artist;

Subject: geographic

Vienna Austria; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Type

StillImage

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Genre

Paintings; Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-MHF0367

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

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