By: Paola Gallerani (Author), Pieter Boel (Illustrator)
88 pages, 47 colour & 3 b/w illustrations
This large-size book presents 40 paintings and drawings by Pieter Boel, an extraordinary observer of nature. His pieces were particularly lively because he was inspired by the living birds and mammals he was able to observe in the Versailles Menagerie, established by Louis XIV in 1664 and soon a model for all the European courts. The studies were used as models for animals reproduced in the foreground of the famous Gobelins tapestries, which decorated several royal mansions. They are replete with details of the animals, seen from different viewpoints, and are admired for the quasi-tactile rendering of fur or feathers. The drawings included show Boel's keen eye for rendering movement.
There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!
Paola Gallerani has an MA in Art History from the University of Milan. She has written an educational book on the Sforza Castle in Milan and a second one on the archival papers of Giovanni Testori, writer, art critic and playwriter. She is co-publisher of Officina Libraria.
Your orders support book donation projects
The efficiency of supply, favourable pricing, and the friendly personal service we receive, makes dealing with NHBS a real pleasure
Search and browse over 110,000 wildlife and science products
Multi-currency. Secure worldwide shipping
Wildlife, science and conservation since 1985