A Golden Harvest: Paintings by Adam Pynacker
By Laurie B. Harwood
Since his death in 1673, the seventeenth-century Dutch Italianate landscape painter Adam Pynacker has come in and out of fashion. Well-regarded in the eighteenth century, his paintings were neglected in the mid-nineteenth century in favor of landscapes by painters considered to have remained loyal to their northern heritage. Yet a reawakening of interest in the Dutch Italianates began in the mid-twentieth century and has since culminated in the first major exhibition in the United States devoted solely to Pynacker's work. The exhibition opened at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in July 1994 and featured eighteen paintings loaned from more than a dozen museums, institutions, and private collectors. Published in conjunction with this exhibition, A Golden Harvest provides a comprehensive biography of Pynacker, an exploration of his position among the Dutch Italianates, and a discussion on the evolution of his style, as well as stunning color plates of the eighteen paintings featured in the exhibition.
85 pages, 9 x 10 1/2 inches
18 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations
ISBN 0-931102-33-2 (hardcover)
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