Allart van Everdingen (1621-1675) (ENG)Master of the Rugged Landscape
- Allart van Everdingen (1621-1675) (NED)
Revaluation of a extraordinary seventeenth-century master
In 1644 the young Alkmaar artist Allart van Everdingen (1621-1675) travelled through Norway. It was an inspiring experience that set the course for his career. He went on to make countless paintings, drawings and etchings of rugged landscapes with waterfalls, log cabins and pine trees.
These seemingly realistic snapshots of Norwegian scenery prove on closer examination to be artistic constructs, conceived and executed in the workshop. Van Everdingen had created a new genre in Dutch art that sold very well and was picked up by other artists, Jacob van Ruisdael among them. In the nineteenth century, his impressive mountain views became an important inspiration for the Romantics. He also painted dramatic seascapes and river views, Dutch landscapes full of narrative details, scenes of the springs at Spa and illustrations for the Tale of Reynard the Fox.
This book is the first to be devoted to Allart van Everdingen’s oeuvre in all its surprising scope.
ISBN 978-94-6208-646-3 | September 2021 | available | auteurs: Christi M. Klinkert, Yvonne Bleyerveld, Ellis Dullaart, Erik Hinterding, Paul Knolle, Cynthia Osiecki, Marjan PantjesRedactie: Christi M. Klinkert en Yvonne Bleyerveld | design: Studio Berry Slok | English | paperback | 23 x 27 cm | 208 pages | illustrated (245 full color) | in conjunction with: Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar