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Aelbert Cuyp

The Valkhof at Nijmegen, ca. 1652-1654

Oil on wood
19 1/4 × 29 in
48.9 × 73.7 cm
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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Indianapolis
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Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 43.107, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual Works: Paintings

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Aelbert Cuyp
Dutch, October 20, 1620
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Landscape painter Aelbert Cuyp hailed from a family of artists; his grandfather and uncle were glaziers, and his father Jacob Cuyp was a successful portrait artist with whom Cuyp would professionally collaborate (he would paint the backdrops while his father painted the figures). Cuyp’s own works were characterized by their frequent featuring of bucolic landscapes and narrow range of color—a hallmark of the tonal phase of Dutch landscape painting. While his early style was influenced heavily by Jan van Goyen, with whom he studied, his mature style was hailed for its use of atmospheric lighting, richer hues, and more lyrical compositions. Cuyp is often considered an inspiration for Johannes Vermeer’s handling of light. He also painted still lifes, animals, and portraits.

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About the work
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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Indianapolis
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Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 43.107, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual …

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 43.107, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual Works: Paintings

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Painting
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Aelbert Cuyp
Dutch, October 20, 1620
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Landscape painter Aelbert Cuyp hailed from a family of artists; his grandfather and uncle were glaziers, and his father Jacob Cuyp was a successful portrait artist with whom Cuyp would professionally collaborate (he would paint the backdrops while his father painted the figures). Cuyp’s own works were characterized by their frequent featuring of bucolic landscapes and narrow range of color—a hallmark of the tonal phase of Dutch landscape painting. While his early style was influenced heavily by Jan van Goyen, with whom he studied, his mature style was hailed for its use of atmospheric lighting, richer hues, and more lyrical compositions. Cuyp is often considered an inspiration for Johannes Vermeer’s handling of light. He also painted still lifes, animals, and portraits.

Aelbert Cuyp

The Valkhof at Nijmegen, ca. 1652-1654

Oil on wood
19 1/4 × 29 in
48.9 × 73.7 cm
Permanent collection
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