Pieter de Hooch 1629-1684

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Pieter de Hooch, one of the most famous and innovative artists of Holland's Golden Age, played a pioneering role in the Delft School and m the advancement of genre painting and naturalism in the seventeenth century. Best known for his expressive use of interior space and sun-filled courtyards, de Hooch's command of perspective and responsiveness to light and atmosphere were unprecedented, and his work undoubtedly influenced his younger but more famous colleague Vermeer.This beautiful book examines de Hooch's position in Dutch genre painting and the social and political context of his art in the United Netherlands. It also addresses the artist's favored themes -- in particular the virtue of domesticity -- and relates them to Dutch civilization, literature, and the history of the family in the Protestant republic. Peter Sutton investigates de Hooch's approach to narration and his practice of encoding commentaries through symbolism, gesture, and such time-honored devices as the painting within the painting. In addition, he discusses new technical data concerning the artist's painting techniques, materials, and working methods. Through word and image, the book traces de Hooch's artistic development from his early beloved Delft period pictures to his more elegant and aristocratic paintings from his later years in Amsterdam.

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Although not as well known today as his contemporaries Vermeer and Rembrandt, de Hooch was also a 17th-century Dutch painter of realistic family scenes and architecture rendered in perspective. The director of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Sutton has written an accessible monograph that, updates his earlier catalogue raisonn?, Pieter de Hooch: Complete Edition (LJ 11/15/80), and serves as the catalog for a de Hooch exhibition appearing in London and Hartford. A 75-page text covering the artist's life and techniques and themes of his work is followed by nearly 100 pages presenting plates of works in the show; eight entries bring the catalog raisonn? up to date. Sutton has achieved the rare feat of creating a work that is both a significant addition to scholarship and a reader-friendly introduction for those not already familiar with the artist. Recommended for specialized art and academic libraries and larger public libraries.AKathryn Wekselman, Univ. of Cincinnati Lib., OH
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