Abraham Mignon 1640–1679

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Beginning a critical introduction on the historical, religious, and economic background of the era, this comprehensive survey covers all accessible and authenticated works by Abraham Mignon. More than 100 still life paintings are reproduced—most in color and large-scale—and described according to the criteria of composition, color, and biographical details. The artist is depicted as ranking among the most important masters of Dutch still life painting, highlighting the revival of his genre during the second half of the 17th century. Delving into the work of an artist whose paintings are still found in the most important museums in the world, this catalog draws from the latest results of substantial research into Mignon's accomplishments, spotlighting a collection of colorful and sumptuous portraits that depict earthly richness, beauty, and transience. This bilingual edition includes English and German.