You are here: Art > Biography > Dutch

Life of WILLEM VAN AELST


 Advertisements

 
  Dutch still-life painter from Delft. He was a good draughtsman and vivid colourist. He specialized in still-lifes, as did his uncle and teacher Evert van Aelst of Delft (160257), whose name survives only in inventories and who died in poverty. Willems earliest known work, a Still-life with Fruit (1642; destroyed in World War II), is likely to have been influenced by his uncles style. On 9 November 1643 he enrolled in the Delft painters guild and from 1645 to 1649 was in France. From 1649 to 1656 he worked in Florence as court painter to Ferdinando II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. There he met his fellow countrymen Matthias Withoos and Otto Marseus van Schrieck, the latter also a still-life painter, who probably influenced van Aelsts detailed and smooth style, and with whom van Aelst returned to the Netherlands in 1656 first briefly to Delft before settling in Amsterdam in 1657. Van Aelsts usual signature on paintings, Guill[er]mo van Aelst, recalls his stay in Italy, as does the (occasional) use of his bent-name Vogelverschrikker (scarecrow), which appears, for example, on a Still-life with Poultry (1658; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam).
  Aelst s still-lifes are distinguishable from those of other Dutch painters, being frequently littered with bric--brac of Renaissance antiquarianism.
  
 Advertisements
Still-Life with Hunting Equipment and Dead Birds
click to see full size image
See more details about "Still-Life with Hunting Equipment and Dead Birds"
Hunting Still-Life
click to see full size image
See more details about "Hunting Still-Life"
Hunting Still-Life
click to see full size image
See more details about "Hunting Still-Life "
Still-Life of Fruit
click to see full size image
See more details about "Still-Life of Fruit"
Still-Life
click to see full size image
See more details about "Still-Life"
Flower Still-Life
click to see full size image
See more details about "Flower Still-Life"
Fruit Still-Life
click to see full size image
See more details about "Fruit Still-Life"
Vase of Flowers with Pocket Watch
click to see full size image
See more details about "Vase of Flowers with Pocket Watch"
Still-Life of Dead Birds and Hunting Weapons
click to see full size image
See more details about "Still-Life of Dead Birds and Hunting Weapons"

Pages :  1 

 


If you want write a review , you have to be registered. Login or Sign up / register
 Advertisements

Also see ...

AERTSEN, Pieter

AGOSTINO DI GIOVANNI

AGASSE, Jacques-Laurent

AKOTANTOS, Angelos

AERT VAN ORT



        


 Translation  Spanish  German  French  Italian
 painter  pintor  maler  peintre  pittore
 painting  pintura  Anstrich  peinture  pittura
 paintings  pinturas  Anstriche  peintures  pitture
 biography  biografía  Biographie  biographie  biografia
 gallery  galería  Galerie  galerie  galleria