Artist Birthdays September 11 – GERARD DE LAIRESSE

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GERARD DE LAIRESSE (September 11, 1640 – July 28, 1711)

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Field: Painting, printmaking
  • Art Movement:  Baroque
  • ARTiFact: In 1690, he went blind and as a result devoted the rest of his life to lecturing and writing about art; his publications include the Great Painting Book and the Foundations of Drawing.
  • Artist Quote: “Above all the painter should beware not to adopt a particular manner, as some masters have done; so that it is easier to identify the brush than the person of whom the portrait is made.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Allegory of the Five Senses, 1671.

Gerard de Lairesse. Allegory of the Five Senses. 1671.

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