American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Ruisdael, Jacob van 1628?-1682. Dutch landscape painter whose baroque works, such as Windmill at Wijk (c. 1665), depict the majesty of nature.
“That last subject receives brief attention in a narrow hallway at the end of the show, leading to the gift shop, but the few prints on view seem to have been chosen as much for their familiar names—Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Théodore Rousseau, Jacob van Ruisdael—as for apposite formal comparisons.”
“Munich art "Vermeer in Munich" showcases Vermeer's "Woman Holding a Balance" alongside other works of the Dutch Golden Age by Jacob van Ruisdael and Willem van de Velde among others.”
“The Hals Museum contains an excellent collection of works by other Haarlem painters of the Golden Age, including genre scenes by Jan Steen and Adriaen van Ostade, landscapes by Jacob Ruisdael, cityscapes of Haarlem by Gerrit and Job Berckheyde, portraits by Johannes Verspronck and Judith Leyster, and still lifes by Willem Heda and Pieter Claesz.”
“Tel: 34-94-4396-060 www. museobilbao.com art "The Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish Painting at the St ä del" presents a selection of major works by Jan Vermeer, Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael and others.”
“At his best, Ruisdael was a considerable poet of nature, a man who conveys simultaneously the fragility of a twig and the massive strength and shapeliness of a grove of trees.”
“Other artists of the time emphasized Holland's big skies, but it was Ruisdael, whose cloudscapes show a world reduced to its essentials, who produced definitive images of his country's famous flatness.”
“In them, Ruisdael seems to be asking, like a twentieth-century abstractionist, how little of the dark earth he needs at the bottom of his painting to balance above it a vast sky.”
“Yet Ruisdael was also masterful when, as it were, he pushed all his tones in one direction.”
“The poems on Correggio (73), Ruisdael (75), Goethe (137),”
“I do not give any reproductions of Ruisdael because his work loses so much in the process.”
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