Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Renaissance Art from the MET


Young Woman with a Pitcher 1662 by Vermeer

I liked Vermeer so much that I copied the style to make a post card.

Portrait of Gerard de Lairesse by Rembrandt. 1665
This sitter was a painter in his own right and painted the tableau below. A drastically different style from Rembrandt. I can't help but wonder if Lairesse gravitated to the more fantastical, ideal style because of his own infirmity. He suffered from congenial syphillis which cause him to later go blind. 

Apollo and Aurora 1671 by Gerard de Lairesse 
This was taken out of storage from the MET to contrasts the two artists style. 

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