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(1565—1629)

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Dutch gardens

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

The Dutch Renaissance garden derives from three distinct traditions. First, the medieval Dutch garden, of which examples survive in attenuated form at Het Binnenhof in The Hague and at...

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engraving

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

Term applied in its broadest sense to the various processes of cutting a design into a plate or block of metal or wood, and to the prints taken from these plates or blocks (see print for a...

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flower painting

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

Pliny the elder wrote that Pausias, a follower of Apelles, painted a garland to impress his sweetheart Glycera. Most flower painting in the ancient world, however, probably took the form ...

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Haarlem

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

Second largest town of Holland before the rise of Amsterdam. Haarlem’s law became one of the most influential town law families in Holland. Haarlem, a rural market, was a bleaching ...

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Hendrick Goltzius

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(b Mühlbracht [now Bracht-am-Niederrhein], Jan./Feb. 1558; bur. Haarlem, 1 Jan. 1617).

Dutch printmaker, draughtsman, and painter of German descent, one of the most influential...

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van Mander

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

Dutch family of artists of Flemish origin. The most famous member of the family, (1) Karel van Mander I, although a noted painter and draughtsman, is known primarily as the author of the Sc...

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vanitas

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(Lat.: ‘vanity’ or ‘emptiness’).

A type of still-life picture depicting an object or collection of objects symbolizing the brevity of life and the transience of all earthly...

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