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Tag Archives: Gerrit Dou


GERRIT DOU 1/3 – was also known as Gerard and Douw or Dow. The contrast of light and shade, became his speciality. In 1628 he was apprenticed to Rembrandt, but as the son of a glass engraver, he began by learning to engrave and paint glass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiRbzaEI9HM He enjoyed an international reputation and kings and princes acquired his paintings. He …

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GERRIT DOU (1613/1675), DUTCH PAINTER – Candlelit genre scenes with strong chiaroscuro (black & white)

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THE OTHER SIDE OF PAINTING – Vermeer and the masters of genre painting

The painting depicting a milkmaid is next to the one, which captured a cook. Woman observing her hands, while sewing. Two astronomers touch the globe with different hands, but also women, who writes letters. Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry. The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin is organising an exhibition in collaboration with the Musée …

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