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Gabriel Metsu

Author: Adriaan E WaiboerGabriel MetsuWayne E FranitsNational Gallery of Ireland.Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)All authors
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press ; Dublin : [in association with the] National Gallery of Ireland, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Until he was eclipsed by the rising reputation of Vermeer in the 20th century, Gabriel Metsu was among the most celebrated painters of the Dutch Golden Age. This exhibition seeks to redress the balance and resituate Metsu as one of the leading genre painters of his time.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Gabriel Metsu; Gabriel Metsu; Gabriel Metsu
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adriaan E Waiboer; Gabriel Metsu; Wayne E Franits; National Gallery of Ireland.; Rijksmuseum (Netherlands); National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
ISBN: 9780300167245 0300167245 9781904288411 1904288413
OCLC Number: 601346619
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Gabriel Metsu: Rediscovered Master of the Dutch Golden Age," National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Sept. 4-Dec. 5, 2010; "Gabriel Metsu," Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Dec. 16, 2010-Mar. 21, 2011; and "Gabriel Metsu, 1629-1667," National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Apr. 17-July 24, 2011.
Description: viii, 210 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Gabriel Metsu's life, work and reputation / Adriaan E. Waiboer --
'Why buy a Vermeer when a Metsu is available?' The relationship between two Dutch genre painters / Adriaan E. Waiboer --
Gabriel Metsu and the art of luxury / Wayne E. Franits --
Gabriel Metsu's street vendors: shopping for values in the Dutch neighbourhood / Linda Stone-Ferrier --
Early owners of paintings by Metsu in Leiden and Amsterdam / Pieter Roelofs --
Costumes in Gabriel Metsu's paintings: mode and manners in the mid-seventeenth century / Bianca M. du Mortier --
Fine painting and eloquent imprecision: Gabriel Metsu's painting technique / E. Melanie Gifford --
Gabriel Metsu's rare drawings / Marijn Schapelhouman --
Appendix: Jan Vos's poem on Gabriel Metsu's Visit to the nursery.
Responsibility: Adriaan E. Waiboer ; with contributions by Wayne E. Franits [and others].

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Gabriel Metsu (1625-1667) employed an unusual variety of styles, techniques, and subjects, making him a particularly difficult artist to characterize. This book offers a portrait of the age through  Read more...

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"In Adriaan Waiboer's exhibition volume ... the reader immediately realizes the superb quality of this artist's handling of the brush ... Additional excellent essays in the volume take up topics Read more...

 
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