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Title:
Van Dyck : paintings and drawings
Author:
Lawson, James, 1948-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Munich ; New York : Prestel, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9783791320908
Format :
Book

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N6973.D9 L39 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of van Dyck's birth this original new book takes a close look at all aspects of the master's techniques, his subject matter from highly stylized royal portraits to sketches of a beloved dog, and the astonishing modernity of his watercolor landscapes. Through a selection of outstanding paintings and a wide variety of ink and chalk drawings -- several published here for the first time -- Jonathan Glancey's challenging and accessible text explores the relationship of the painter with the different media, and with the artistic conventions of his time. A substantial biography places van Dyck in his historical context and completes a fresh, unorthodox view of this familiar and well-loved artist. Lavishly illustrated in color with numerous details this work casts new light on the image of a painter whose true identity has often been concealed behind the codification of his commissioned oil paintings.


Author Notes

Jonathan Glancey is the architecture and design editor of The Guardian. He lives in London.