Artist Birthdays October 20 – AELBERT CUYP

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AELBERT CUYP (October 20, 1620 – November 15, 1691)

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Baroque
  • ARTiFact: In the 1660s he virtually abandoned painting, thought to be a direct result of his marrying a wealthy widow, Cornelia Boschman, in 1658.
  • Artist Quote: “Chiaroscuro is by no means confined to dark pictures; the works of Cuyp, though generally light, are full of it. It may be defined as that power which creates space.” —John Constable
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Maas at Dordrecht, 1660.

Aelbert Cuyp. The Maas at Dordrecht, 1660.

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