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Van Dyck

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"Van Dyck" by Percy M. Turner is a comprehensive and engaging biography of the renowned Flemish painter Anthony Van Dyck. Turner provides a thorough exploration of Van Dyck's life, from his early years as a student in Antwerp to his rise to fame as a court painter in England.

The author's meticulous research is evident throughout the book, as he delves into Van Dyck's relationships with fellow artists, patrons, and members of the aristocracy. Turner paints a vivid picture of the art world in 17th-century Europe, giving readers a deeper understanding of Van Dyck's artistic influences and achievements.

One of the most compelling aspects of the book is Turner's analysis of Van Dyck's distinctive style, which revolutionized portraiture during his time. The author's passion for his subject shines through in his descriptions of Van Dyck's masterful use of light, color, and composition.

Overall, "Van Dyck" is a must-read for art enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Turner's expertise and enthusiasm for his subject make this biography a captivating and informative read.

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A biography and critique of Van Dyck in The Masterpieces in Colour series. The Plates of the paintings are fully described and the artistic periods in his life's work are given as well as his place in history.

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