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Frans Hals / Seymour Slive.

By: Slive, Seymour, 1920-2014 [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Phaidon Press Limited, [2014]Copyright date: ©2014Edition: Extensively revised second edition.Description: 399 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 30 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780714867557 (hbk.); 0714867551 (hbk.).Contained works: Hals, Frans, 1584-1666. Works. Selections.Subject(s): Hals, Frans, 1584-1666 -- Criticism and interpretationDDC classification: 759.492
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Frans Hals (c.1582/3-1666) was a revolutionary in the field of portraiture and used his colour and paint brush to express ultimate freedom by breaking convention. Famed for his unique painting style and method of capturing light and atmosphere, he went on to influence many emerging artists.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 382-388) and index.


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This study of the life and work of Frans Hals was partly written, as well as edited by Slive (Harvard University), lifelong specialist on the Haarlem master. Included are an analysis of Houbraken's account of Hals's life, his chronology, the Haarlem burghers and their portrait painters, historical costume, Hals's connection to the militia, and, finally, the militia portrait as a historical document. In addition, there are also scholarly discussions on Hals's working method in "The Meagre Company" and a technical investigation. The catalog section contains 86 entries arranged chronologically, with a summary critical evalution of major literature, attribution, and a color illustration of good quality. Each catalog entry contains a detailed provenance, a list of exhibitions, and detailed updated references to the literature. Bibliographical references are in an abbreviated format (name and date) referring to the bibliography at the end. The bibliography has two sections: one with books and articles, the other with exhibition catalogs. Also included in an appendix are 190 transcripts of original documents, with English translation. This book is an excellent reference tool for both the beginning student and advanced scholar. -H. J. Van Miegroet, Duke University