Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Violinist at the Window (detail) Self-Portrait

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Dou popularized the the compositional device of a figure engaged at some occupation at a window. Created with characteristic attention to detail and interest in illusion, these small, and refined images incorporate symbolic elements reflecting the complexity of life's moral and ethical dilemmas. They reflect a level of craftsmanship that was the measure against which many of Dou's contemporaries were judged.Dou was Rembrandt's first student and was later founder of the school of "fijnschilders" or "fine painters" in Leiden.

Keywords

Dresden, Germany, Style: Dutch Baroque, School: Baroque, Movement: Baroque, Dutch, Painting, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Dutch Baroque; School: Baroque; Movement: Baroque; Dutch; Painting

Subject: geographic

Dresden, Germany

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-MHF1219

Violinist at the Window (detail) Self-Portrait

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