A New Order
 
Flower Still Life

Assignment 2 Due on Blackboard!

Rachel Ruysch, Flower Still Life, After 1700.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Context
 
Holland =
Northern Netherlands
Modern Belgium, part of France, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Utrecht, Levden and Delft
  • Gain independence from Spain
  • Reformed Church tolerates Protestants, Catholics and Jews
  • Artists compete for private patrons and specialize in new genres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frans Hals, Officers of the Haarlem Militia Company of Saint Adrian, c. 1627.

 

Velazquez's influence:
  • Loose brushwork
  • Optical effects
  • Patches of color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

still life = from the Dutch "stilleven", a painting of artfully arranged objects on a table

 

Market Stall

Frans Snyders, Market Stall, 1614.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfastpiece

vanitas = an image in which the objects symbolize the transience of life and remind the viewer of their own impending doom. Vanitas paintings are usually still lifes or genre subjects

 
"breakfast piece"
Clara Peters, Still Life with Flowers, Goblet, Dried Fruit and Pretzels, 1611.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Procuress
The Proposition
Dirck van Baburen, The Procuress, 1622.
Judith Leyster, The Proposition, 1631.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frans Hals, Officers of the Haarlem Militia Company of Saint Adrian, c. 1627.
Judith Leyster, Self-Portrait, 1635.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1632.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Night Watch

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq (Night Watch), 1642.

 

commissioned by the military company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vermeer, Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, 1657–1659.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rentesses of the Old Men's Alms House
Woman Holding a Balance
Frans Hals, Regentesses of the Old Men's Alms House, 1664.
Jan Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance,
c. 1664.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of Vermeer:
  • Quiet interior scenes
  • Contemplative quality
  • Low-key color
  • Light from window
  • Meticulous observation of light
  • Highly controlled brushwork
 
On Discovering a Multi-Million Dollar Trove of Hitler's Looted Art in a Berlin Apartment
 
Vermeer, Allegory of Painting, 1665.