Space, Light, Order. The Paintings of Pieter de Hooch
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Space, Light, Order. The Paintings of Pieter de Hooch

(Martha Hollander) The Low Countries - 2001, № 9, pp. 108-115

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Pieter de Hooch's paintings offer a remarkable vision of domestic life in seventeenth-century Holland. He had a notable fondness for intricate interior spaces, meticulously ordered and furter enriched by the effects of sunlight penetrating dark rooms. Few Dutch painters were as skilled at organising space or at teasing out its social and psychological nuances. A survey of his career, from the limpid freshness of his Delft work to the sombre quality of his later interiors, when he lived in Amsterdam.

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