Mieris


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Mieris

(mē`rĭs), family of Dutch genre and portrait painters of Leiden. Frans van Mieris, 1635–81, the most important, was the son of a goldsmith and pupil of Gerard Dou. His tiny, meticulous paintings won him distinguished patrons and a lucrative practice. Mieris excelled in the rendering of texture and was an admirable portraitist. Among his numerous well-known works in major museums are Oyster Breakfast (Hermitage, St. Petersburg); Sleeping Girl (Uffizi); and Lady in a Crimson Jacket (National Gall., London). His sons and pupils, Jan van Mieris, 1660–90, and Willem van Mieris, 1662–1747, continued his tradition, but failed to equal him. None of Jan's work is extant. A grandson, Frans van Mieris, 1689–1763, also followed in his steps with only slight success, being better known as an antiquarian and writer.
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Sir," said Monte Cristo to him, "I do not recommend my pictures to you, who possess such splendid paintings; but, nevertheless, here are two by Hobbema, a Paul Potter, a Mieris, two by Gerard Douw, a Raphael, a Vandyke, a Zurbaran, and two or three by Murillo, worth looking at.
He studied Nature in all her aspects for the benefit of his paintings, which were as minutely finished as those of Gerard Dow, his master, and of Mieris, his friend.
A still life of blooming and overblown flowers with insects by Adriaen van der Spelt is partially concealed by a blue silk curtain, painted by Frans van Mieris.
Mr Morle's artwork is based on a 17th century painting by Frans van Mieris.
On June 10, 2007, A Cavalier, a self-portrait on wood panel by Dutch Master Frans Van Mieris, was stolen from the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
With some effort, Baselitz's inverted trees gradually take shape before our eyes (Forest on Its Head, all works 2007); or we decipher an aluminum-foil curtain pulled back to reveal a rococo arrangement of metallic dahlias and roses, based on a collaborative painting by Adriaen van der Spelt and Frans van Mieris (Still Life with Flowers and Curtain); or Giorgio Morandi's humble jars slowly assemble across the meticulously painted surface (Still Life).
Amorous Intrigues and Painterly Refinement: The Art of Frans Mieris, National Gallery of Art; Washington, D.
These he personally ground, no doubt with the aid of his pupils, Godfried Schalcken, the elder Frans van Mieris and Gabriel Metsu.
It is particularly rich in genre paintings, landscapes by the Dutch Italianates and the work of some outstanding artists--Rembrandt first of all, but also Steen, Metsu, Willem van de Velde, Meindert Hobbema and Willem van Mieris.
He continued with isolated figures and Hooch-like tableaux vivants in a usually tiled interior; varied with brothel-pictures in the discreet manner of Gabriel Metsu and the elder Frans van Mieris.
On the wall in the same Cabinet it was combined with works by van Mieris, Rubens, Terborch (1617-81) and de Wit (1616-89), anchoring Watteau firmly in a Netherlandish tradition.
Everyone knew that Frans van Mieris the Elder's A Young Woman in a Red Jacket Feeding a Parrot, a tour-de-force of exquisitely rendered silk and velvet, fur and feather would do well.