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Item Number: 84194
Title: Intorno a PAUL BRIL. I seguaci, i contemporanei, gli imitatori [In the Circle of Paul Bril: his Followers, Contemporaries and Imitators]
Author: Cappelletti, Francesca
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Description: Roma: Ugo Bozzi, 2009. 28cm., hardcover. This book aims to make a substantial contribution to our knowledge of landscape painting in Rome and the Low Countries during the first decades of the seventeenth century, particularly taking into account the activities of those Flemish artists who in the last years of the sixteenth century and the first thirty years of the seventeenth, worked in the studio and circle of Paul Bril. It will therefore largely concerns those Flemish painters who travelled to Italy, following the example of their predecessors of earlier generations, who as Ludovico Guicciardini famously described, came 'to see and to learn'. Our artists however had a specific new objective: an interest in the natural scenery and the great ancient ruins. Further, they were drawn to Rome not only by a desire to learn from a centuries old tradition and its varied figurative culture, but also by the hope of integrating themselves into the city’s sophisticated system of patrons and collectors. Their arrival fortuitously coincided with that of the establishment in Italian collections of landscape painting as a popular independent genre – a fact that was to foster an increasing presence of foreign artists in Italy. Following an introductory essay on the studio of Paul Bril, several individual artists will be considered, some still little known and others more recently the subject of studies; for all, new documentary or attributive discoveries are anticipated. An up-to-date biography of each painter to be examined will be augmented by a significant selection of illustrative works. ^Forthcoming, price and details tentative^.

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