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

Published New York : Skira Rizzoli Pub., 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  759.492 AELS/ ELEG    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  759.492 Ael    AVAILABLE
Physical description 183 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 28 cm
Notes "This book accompanies the exhibition 'Elegance and refinement: the still-life paintings of Willem van Aelst, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston" -- verso of t.p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-179) and index.
Summary 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.
Notes Catalogue of exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 11-May, 2012 ; National Gallery of Art, Washington, June 24-October, 2012.
Other author Paul, Tanya.
Clifton, James, 1958-
Berger Hochstrasser, Julie.
Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr., 1943-
Subject Aelst, Willem van, approximately 1627-approximately 1683.
Still-life painting -- Netherlands -- 17th century -- Exhibitions.
Painting, Dutch -- 17th century -- Exhibitions.
Still-life painting, Dutch -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 9780847838219 (hbk.)
0847838218 (hbk.)