Michael Sweerts (1618-1664)
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Michael Sweerts (1618-1664)

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Published by Waanders in Zwolle .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementGuido Jansen and Peter C. Sutton ; with contributions from Jonathan Biker ... [et al.] ; edited by Duncan Bull.
LC ClassificationsN
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22533220M
ISBN 109040086761

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Though a Flemish painter Michael Sweerts worked in Italy, Syria, and India. By the age of twenty-eight, Sweerts was living in Rome and was a member of the painters' academy there. In subsequent years, Sweerts worked as a representative at the papal customs . ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Catalog was published in conjunction with the exhibition The curious world of Michael Sweerts () at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, 9 March May , and Michael Sweerts () at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 15 June August , and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, 19 . Michiel Sweerts or Michael Sweerts [1] (29 September – 1 June ) was a Flemish painter and printmaker of the Baroque period, who is known for his allegorical and genre paintings, portraits and artist led an itinerant life and worked in Rome, Brussels, Amsterdam, Persia and India (Goa). The Flemish artist Michael Sweerts has long been considered one of the most fascinating and enigmatic painters of the seventeenth century. His peripatetic career, which stretched from his native Brussels to Rome, and later Amsterdam and the Far East, included work for the papal family and the foundation of a drawing academy in the Southern Netherlands.

It is believed that the Flemish painter Michael Sweerts lived through an outbreak of the plague while residing in Rome in the s. His subsequent painting, “Plague in an Ancient City”, can therefore be seen to represent both contemporary concerns and historical themes.   The merit of this book is that it elaborates on various aspects of Michael Sweerts’ painting - the influence of the Brussels milieu in his youth, his use of classic and contemporary sculpture when in Rome, the importance of drawing after life as in the Netherlands and his depictions of artists at work in particular - that have been less.   Michael Sweerts: [Jansen, Guido, Sutton, Peter C., Rijksmuseum (Netherlands), Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Michael Sweerts: Cited by: 1. MICHAEL SWEERTS. Brussels - Goa. MEN WRESTLING BEFORE A CROWD. oil on canvas. 13½ by 27⅛ in.; by 69 cm. 繁體中文.

The subject is one of the Seven Acts of Mercy that Christ enumerates in a parable concerning the Last Judgment (Matthew –36). Sweerts would have been familiar with innumerable examples of the theme illustrated in various media and formats, both in the Spanish Netherlands and in Italy (where he lived about –55). This book is the first volume of the definitive catalogue raisonne of the work of Mark Rothko, one of the greatest abstract artists of the twentieth century. It documents Rothko's entire output of paintings on canvas and panel, reproducing all the extant works in color. An introductory text also investigates every essential feature of Rothko's art. Michael Sweerts is certainly one of the most creative and enigmatic artists of the 17th century. He was a painter, a dealer, an intermediary, a teacher and a deeply devout believer and yet he is frequently described as an outsider as he seems not to have associated himself with his fellow Netherlandish artists in Rome nor had much to do with the official art institutions of his day. Michael Sweerts: Plague in an Ancient City, ca. Oil on canvas, x cm: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of the Ahmanson Foundation: The Flemish painter Michael Sweerts () was born in Brussels, but moved to Rome in , where he remained until after