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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    life painter He was born in 1593 or 1594 in Haarlem where he spent his entire career There are no surviving documents regarding his training or early career other than the date of 1621 on his first known work a Vanitas composition Together with Pieter Claesz Heda developed a type of still life known as a breakfast piece Hiscompositions are notable for the use of a monochromatic palette of greys and earthy browns and for the virtuoso depiction of the textures of the objects depicted In 1631 Heda is registered in the painter s guild of Saint Luke in Haarlem of which he was dean on various occasions from 1637 onwards In the 1630s his style became fully mature evident in his organisation of his compositions which are no longer a random display of objects but now reveal a greater study of the pictorial space in a quest for equilibrium between the vertical and diagonal elements Despite the limited range of objects depicted and their repeated use in different paintings Heda s works are all unique He also experimented with new formats such as vertical compositions while also continuing to use the more classical horizontal format During his last phase he introduced luxurious objects into his still lifes such as Venetian glasses ornamental silver objects and costly oriental porcelain probably influenced by Willem Kalf Heda s son and pupil Gerrit Willemsz Heda also painted still lifes in a manner similar to his father and their hands are difficult to distinguish Among Heda s followers were Maerten Boelema Arnold van Beresteyn and the genre painter Hendrick Heersschoop Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add to Basket Catalogue for the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Paperback Add to Basket Go to the shop Recommended artists Jan

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    1625 the artist moved with his family to Leiden where he adopted the surname of de Heem and married his first wife Aletta van Weede with whom he had three sons one of them the painter Cornelis de Heem Nothing is known of De Heem s training but his first works painted in Leiden between 1625 and 1630 reveal the marked influence of Balthasar van der Ast s floral still lifes as well as the monochromatic breakfast pieces of Heda and Pieter Claesz De Heem s most original works from his Leiden phase are his still lifes with books In the early 1630s he moved to Antwerp where he lived and remained active over the following years although he also spent lengthy periods in Utrecht In 1635 De Heem is recorded in the painters guild of the city and in 1637 he became a citizen In Antwerp he made contact with the Flemish painter Daniel Seghers with whom he collaborated on various works and from whom he borrowed the motif of garlands of flowers De Heem was also familiar with the work of Frans Snyders During the 1640s the artist began to develop a new type of still life of a rich highly decorative sort in which a wide variety objects including fruit flowers precious vessels glasses silver and animals are arranged on top of a table covered with a rug Following the death of his first wife De Heem married again in 1644 to Anna Ruckers In 1667 he returned to Utrecht and in 1669 is recorded in the painters guild in that city He opened a studio in which his sons Cornelis and Jan Jansz de Heem were trained as well as notable painters such as Jacob Marrell and Abraham Mignon Following the occupation of Utrecht by French

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    with Cornelis Willemsz and continued his studies with Jan Lucasz in Delft Following the return of Jan van Scorel from Italy Heemskerck is documented in that artist s studio between 1527 and 1530 copying the work of Van Scorel who was three years his senior Van Scorel s influence was extremely notable at this period which makes some of their works difficult to attribute Heemskerck belonged to the second generation of Dutch artists who travelled to Italy and he is documented in Rome in 1532 During his time there he studied the frescoes of Raphael and Michelangelo and produced numerous drawings of sculptures views of cities and classical ruins Two interesting sketchbooks of such drawings are now in Berlin Michelangelo s work impressed him profoundly and his influence is evident in the paintings that Heemskerck executed in Holland after his return On his way back to Haarlem he probably visited Mantua where he studied the work of Giulio Romano in the Palazzo del Tè In early 1537 Heemskerck was in Haarlem working as an artist and occupying various positions in the guild of Saint Luke of which he was dean in 1553 and 1554 He was married again this time to a wealthy woman whose fortune brought him economic security and an elevated social position Apart from a brief stay in Amsterdam where he took refuge during the Spanish siege of Haarlem Heemskerck spent the rest of his life there A fine portraitist he also produced history paintings Among his best works are Portrait of Anna Codde of 1529 Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Saint Luke painting the Virgin Frans Hals Museum Haarlem of 1532 and Self portrait with the Colosseum in the Background Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge Many of Heemskerck s paintings were reproduced in prints and widely disseminated Search Advanced search Featured

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    He moved to Amsterdam around 1627 where he probably trained in the workshop of Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy Van der Helst married Anna du Pire in 1636 His first known work The Regents of the Walloon Orphanage Maison Decartes Amsterdam of 1637 reveals the marked influence of his master on his early style Van der Helst achieved success at an early date and in 1639 received the prestigious commission to paint a large group portrait of The Civic Guard Company of Captain Roelof Bicker and Lieutenant Jan Michielsz Blaeuw Rijksmuseum Amsterdam for the same series as The Night Watch by Rembrandt The completion of that work in 1643 saw Van der Helst s reputation completely established and he succeeded Rembrandt as the portraitist to Amsterdam s wealthy classes From 1642 until 1670 Van der Helst received numerous commissions for individual portraits His technique became smoother and the depiction of clothes and accessories increasingly detailed His second group portrait The Celebration of the Peace of Munster at the Crossbowmen s Guild Rijksmuseum Amsterdam marks the culmination of his technical evolution and the smooth handling of the brush and fine modelling of the figures evident in this work continued to prevail in all his later works Van der Helst received important commissions from patrons outside Amsterdam In 1652 he executed the official portrait of Maria Henrietta Stuart Rijksmuseum Amsterdam widow of William II of Orange Nassau In addition to portraits Van der Helst painted genre scenes and biblical and mythological subjects Little is known of the artist s activities as a teacher although his son Lodewijk seems to have trained in his studio Van der Helst s style had a significant influence on his contemporaries and his most important followers include Abraham van den Tempel Nicolaas van Helt Stocade and Paulus Hennekyn Search

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Born Dead Düsseldorf 1899 1971 Date Works Author Albert Henrich Title Portrait of the Painter A M Tränkler Year 1926 Biography Listen Albert Henrich pursued his artist s career within the realist movements that spread across Germany in the 1920s and 1930s and his painting belongs to the so called Neue Sachlichkeit New Objectivity He chiefly embraced landscapes and portraits genres cultivated by the seventeenth century Dutch painters whose interest in technical perfection he also adopted Henrich was born in Düsseldorf where he spent most of his life and played an important role on the art scene He trained at the city s Kunstakademie under SellerManchen Spatz and Ederer He was conscripted by the army when the First World War erupted Henrich had already made a name for himself by the time he received the Albrecht Dürer prize awarded by the city of Nuremberg in 1931 and his fame became consolidated during the following years in which he exhibited at the Haus der Kunst in Munich and the Grosse Kunstausstellung held in Düsseldorf in 1937 among other venues He received the Cornelius prize in 1942 His reputation did not suffer with the advent to power of National Socialism in Germany and after the Second World War ended he became an important figure in the city s cultural reconstruction In 1949 he founded the Düsseldorfer Künstlergruppe of which he became the first president Henrich made many trips towards the end of his life His favourite destinations were North Africa Italy Spain and Greece and also the south of France to which he had paid a visit in 1927 that resulted in a series of Mediterranean landscapes Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add to Basket Catalogue for the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Paperback Add

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Biography Listen An artist associated with Cubism the French painter Auguste Herbin made a firm stand in favour of non figurative art from 1917 onwards becoming an influential figure for French artists of the second half of the twentieth century Herbin studied drawing at the Lille École des Beaux Arts from 1898 to 1901 and later took up residence in Paris at a time when his works were influenced by the Impressionist and Post Impressionist movements In 1909 he went to live in the Bateau Lavoir where he met Pablo Picasso Georges Braque and Juan Gris who steered him towards the Cubist language he would soon adopt In 1910 he exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in the same room as Albert Gleizes and Fernand Léger and his work was included in the Salon de la Section d Or of 1912 Herbin s first fully abstract works date from 1917 After the First World War he exhibited regularly at Léonce Rosenberg s Galerie de l Effort Moderne and started on a series of painted wooden reliefs So poor was their critical reception that Rosenberg recommended his return to figuration and he heeded this advice for a brief period during the 1920s Despite pressure from the Communist Party of which he was a member to place his art at the service of the political cause he supported Herbin continued to be a firm advocate of non figurative art until the end of his days In 1931 he established the Abstraction Création group together with Georges Vantongerloo and in 1949 published L Art non figuratif non objectif expounding his theory of colour and the correspondences between writingmusic and the visual arts In the 1950s he started up the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles of which he was director until 1955 Search Advanced search

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    in Gorinchem Flanders He first trained in his native city with a local painter who specialised in stained glass painting In 1650 he moved with his family to Amsterdam where his father died that year Van der Heyden started painting in 1660 although no works from prior to 1664 are known In 1661 he married Sara ter Hiel from Utrecht Van der Heyden never devoted himself exclusively to painting and was better known in his own day as an inventor and engineer He designed and implemented a complex system of lighting for the streets of Amsterdam that was used from 1669 until 1840 and which was also adopted by other Dutch cities and even used abroad Together with his brother Nicolaes van der Heyden the artist invented a pump mechanism for putting out fires that considerably improved existing equipment Years later in 1690 he and his son published an extensive manual on different fire fighting procedures As a painter Van der Heyden is known as one of the first Dutch painters of urban views compositions in which the depiction of architectural motifs prevail He also painted views of streets country houses and landscapes of which at least two are painted on glass Van der Heyden s work indicates that he travelled around the south of Holland and the Rhineland area His paintings are notable for the precision with which the architectural elements are depicted On occasions he worked with Adriaen van de Velde or Johannes Lingelbach who painted the secondary figures in his landscapes At the end of his career Van der Heyden introduced still lifes into his repertoire He died in Amsterdam in 1712 leaving behind a sizeable estate and a collection of more than seventy paintings He had no pupils or direct followers but was extremely influential for

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    an engraver best known for his work after William Guy Wall s watercolours for the Hudson River Portfolio 1820 1825 emigrated to America and set up an aquatint shop at first in Philadelphia and later in New York In 1819 John William Hill and his family joined their father in New York where the young Hill began a seven year apprenticeship painting views for his father s engravings In 1825 John William Hill exhibited for the first time at the National Academy of Design which led to his election as an Associate in 1833 In 1836 his father purchased a farm near West Nyack New York where John William also established his own family after his marriage to Catherine Smith Their son John Henry was born in 1839 and became later the third member of the Hill family to undertake the artistic path The same year Hill was employed by a New York State Geological Survey to make a series of drawings Between 1850 and 1855 Hill realied for the Smith Brothers a series of watercolours and lithographic views of a number of cities ranging from Halifax to the Havana He also collaborated with E Hastings on a suite of architectural designs adapted to the country Around 1855 he read the first volume of John Ruskin s Modern Painters which encouraged him to work more directly from nature Between 1855 and 1857 Hill made summer study trips to Catskills New York White Mountains New York and the coast of Maine During the winters he painted still life In 1859 he met the American Pre Raphaelite artist Thomas Farrer who became a close friend and strongly influenced his art Hill died in West Nyack New York on 24 September 1879 Kenneth W Maddox Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the

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