Ruisdael


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Ruisdael

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Jacob van . ?1628--82, Dutch landscape painter
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Ruisdael was "the first Western artist to depict a variety of trees and shrubs which are unequivocally recognizable to the botanist on account of his faithful representation of their shape and characteristic growth" (Slive 4).
That is why Italy was and continues to be the birthplace of painters; which explains why, apart from Breughel--not Van der Helle, mind, but the landscapist (there are two Breughels)--why, apart from Breughel (and Ruisdael too), we in the northern latitudes boast of so few genre painters of the highest order.
Among them are Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Gerard Terborch.
The second, painters, includes Jacob van Ruisdael, Samuel Palmer, Constable, Turner, Pierre Bonnard and Howard Hodgkin.
We then became good friends, quickly discovering that we admired the same artists--Rembrandt, Jakob van Ruisdael, and Willem Kalf, whom he called, "the Rembrandt of still life painters.
The show also has work by such artists as Jan Steen, Frans Hals, Jan van der Heyden, Pieter de Hooch and Jacob van Ruisdael.
CUTLINE: This flower arrangement by Kathryn Costello in last year's show complements the painting "View of the IJ on a Stormy Day" by Jacob van Ruisdael.
The diversity of subject matter, and the skilled observational detail in his work, Jacob Van Ruisdael make him one of the finest Dutch landscape painters of the 17th century.
Furthermore, it overlooks the presence of masterpieces in his works, ranging, for instance, from Giotto, Grunewald, Pisanello, Rembrandt, Jacob van Ruisdael, Lucas van Valckenborch to the contemporary Frank Auerbach.
His experience of the French countryside was informed by his memory of the works of Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp, and other 17th-century Dutch landscapists.
Far from being the only painter to experience a cross-cultural encounter with, or receive commissions from Jewish patrons, Rembrandt was joined by Amsterdam artists including the celebrated topographer Gerrit Berckheyde, who completed views of the new Synagogues, Jacob van Ruisdael, who depicted the Jewish cemetery outside Amsterdam, and Romeyn de Hooghe, who painted group portraits and genre pieces for middle-class Sephardic patrons.
Among the color plates are two paintings by Emanuel De Witte (Interior of a Church and Interior of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam) and four paintings by Jacob van Ruisdael (Wheatfields, Landscape with Blasted Tree by a Cottage, and two renditions of The Jewish Cemetery).