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

His model poses with the attributes of Clio, the Muse of History: the laurel wreath, the trumpet and a book. Equally important to the allegory are the elements of a still life on the table: treatises on painting, a mask or sculpting study and a sketch book. The map of the 17 provinces of the Low Countries before their partition in 1581 is also significant. Probably the allegory, in which illusion and reality flow together, is to be understood on many different levels: the Muse of History inspires the painter and proclaims the fame of the regions painting tradition as immortalised in history.

Keywords

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

Subject: topical

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

Subject: geographic

Vienna Austria; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Time Period

Ca.1666

Type

StillImage

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Genre

Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-MHF0368

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

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