Ick soeck en vind - The paintings of Adriaen van de Venne
By Edwin Buijsen
Adriaen van de Venne (1590 - 1662) is not among the best-known names of Holland's seventeenth century. Yet he can be considered one of the most striking artist personalities of the period.
Van de Venne was multi-talented: painter, poet and designer of prints and book illustrations. Much of his work centres on the combination of word and image, coupled with great originality and a special sense of humour. In this richly illustrated book, Van de Venne's painted oeuvre is examined in detail and in depth for the first time within the context of his entire artistic production. In this way, the author creates a vivid picture of an artist who seeks and finds his own way.
21 x 26 cm
ca. 400 illustrations