Allegory of Music, Gaspar de Crayer, (Antwerp 1582 - Ghent 1662)
Allegory of Music, Gaspar de Crayer, (Antwerp 1582 - Ghent 1662)
Allegory of Music, Gaspar de Crayer, (Antwerp 1582 - Ghent 1662)
Allegory of Music, Gaspar de Crayer, (Antwerp 1582 - Ghent 1662)
Allegory of Music, Gaspar de Crayer, (Antwerp 1582 - Ghent 1662)

GASPAR DE CRAYER (1582-1662)

Allegory of Music, Gaspar de Crayer, (Antwerp 1582 - Ghent 1662)

17th century Antwerp

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Allegory of Music

Gaspar de Crayer, attributed to
(Antwerp 1582 - Ghent, 1662)

oil on canvas
119 x 91

The Flemish painting depicts the Allegory of Music, a subject of great fascination with the late Renaissance and Baroque painting. The painter celebrates this subject, depicting in the foreground a young girl who holds in his hands a lute.
The thoughtful and contemplative expression of the woman exudes great charm and an intense femininity, reflecting the highest standards of beauty of the time, where the links between love and music were deeply felt.

Palese is the meticulousness, in the rendering of details, clear Flemish ancestry, with such fine detail that the observer has the impression of perceiving 'a painting within a painting', a still life real accompanying the main subject.

The Flemish artist was strongly influenced by art, Italian, which was in turn taken from the Antwerp school of the great masters Peter Paul Rubens and Anton Van Dyck; by their vigorous and generous painting particular, he drew considerable inspiration points.

All this is enhanced by the wonderful preservation of the painted surface, which allows us to observe the vivid colors and details of the top executive level.

In fact you can see the face and hands of the female musician, musical instrument, and the score in the foreground, all these clues that lead to validating the attribution to Caspar de Crayer (Antwerp 1582 - Ghent 1669), a great interpreter of the pictorial movement Flemish and member of the Accademia di San Luca in Brussels since 1607.

The piece is in excellent condition and, like all our item is sold with a certificate of authenticity.

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Dimensions
Height 119.00 cm (46.85 inches)
Width 91.00 cm (35.83 inches)
External Height 140.00 cm (55.12 inches)
External Width 115.00 cm (45.28 inches)
Medium
oil on canvas
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