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Visions of Savage Paradise
Albert Eckhout, Court Painter in Colonial Dutch Brazil, 1637-1644
by Brienen, Rebecca Parker
This book is the first major book-length study of seventeenth-century Dutch artist Albert Eckhout to be published in nearly seventy years. Eckhout, who was court painter to colonial governor-general Johan Maurits van Nassau of Dutch Brazil, created life-size paintings of Amerindians, Africans, and Brazilians of mixed race in support of Johan Maurits’ project to document the people and natural history of the colony. In her book, the author provides a detailed analysis of Eckhout’s works, framing them with discussions of both their colonial context and contemporary artistic practices in the Dutch republic.
Paperback, 288 pages, Illustrated with 17 colour plates and 72 halftones, notes, bibliography, index
USD 71.50 / CAD 71.50