The singer is accompanying herself by playing the theorbo. The Family of the Stone Grinder: The Glass of Lemonade: One of the most touching is his tiny portrait of Helena van der Schalcke as a Child, which holds his own when hung next to the pictures Hals and Rembrandt made of children.
Boy Ridding his Dog of Fleas: Their paintings are based on close observation of their contemporaries and their surroundings, and yet elements from everyday life are often combined to suggest a particular mood, create an intriguing situation or point a moral. By he had settled in Deventer in his native province of Overijssel, where he achieved great professional success.
In the genre scenes of his early years ter Borch depicted the life of soldiers but after settling in Deventer his paintings often showed elegant interiors in which small groups of figures talk, drink and make music.
In this painting ter Borch shows a humbler setting and a mundane subject and yet he treats with the same delicacy and refinement the depiction of the differing textures of fur, hair, wood and felt. As with the painting of the lace-maker by Netscher, the painting gives an almost monumental quality to an everyday situation.
Depictions of this sort enjoyed immense popularity during this period. Since letter writing was primarily though not exclusively a leisure activity among the well-to-do it is not surprising that paintings of this theme were so prevalent during the decades in which the Dutch economy expanded greatly.
The Curiosity, completed aroundfeatures three young women in an ornate interior. One sporting an ermine-trimmed jacket attentively writes a letter as another woman, identifiable as a maid because of her comparatively simple attire, peers inquisitively over her shoulder. To their right stands a young lady of extraordinary beauty and bearing.
Her station and propriety are connoted not only by her luxurious garments but also by her long handkerchief. This accouterment functioned chiefly as a fashionable status symbol for upper-class women in the Dutch Republic.
He paints young men and women in elegant rooms, talking, dancing, drinking, making music and flirting.
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In addition to his skill in setting the scene, ter Borch possesses a remarkable technical gift, especially in the description of texture. No Dutch artist rendered satin more effectively than ter Borch nor was able to differentiate better in the medium of oil paint between the textures of a leather jerkin, a gleaming breastplate, a table carpet, a wooden lute and a brass candelabra.
In ter Borch was in Delft where he witnessed a document with the young Vermeer. This recently discovered evidence of a direct contact between the two artists confirms what has long been suggested: Memorial Portrait of Moses ter Borch: What sets him apart is his mastery of subtle narration which can charge every episode with subdued tension.
His rendering of simple themes, such as a woman spinning, shows the same knowledge of people as his more ambitious pieces.
The Visit Woman Writing a Letter: Mother Combing the Hair of Her Child: The models for the painting are probably the stepmother and one of the half-brothers of the artist.
In connection with his remarkable talent for sensitive rendering of the texture of different fabrics, which in all of his mature paintings constitutes a major pictorial motive, Ter Borch showed a preference for subjects associated with Vanity or Luxury.
This preference must have a partially aesthetic background, for these subjects allowed him to paint elegant interiors and richly dressed ladies, as in this picture. In contrast to Pieter de Hooch, Ter Borch maintains his fine taste and craftsmanship in his genre pieces until the very end.
His contact with Vermeer in Delft in may have had an impact on the younger master. The fullness and clarity of the foreground figure playing the cello in the Concert at Berlin and the bright illumination of the room recall the Delft master; but it is also possible that the two artists arrived at similar solutions independently.
In any event, the Ter Borch, the exquisite and minute treatment of materials, textures, and stuffs with the most intricate light accents is completely personal. It will be noted that the figure playing the harpsichord has no Ter Borch character. Originally this figure represented a man.
The Music Lesson A Concert: Few genre painters ever revealed more delicately the character of three individuals and their relation to each other as they ostensibly go about their business of making music in a drawing-room.
Seated Girl in Peasant Costume: A Lady Reading a Letter:Woman Writing A Letter, Gerard Ter Borch, Daily Thoughts 12/02/ I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.
On the way to work, I read a little more of Business Adventures. I put a banner up which says Happy Holidays. I also checked the displays and the gift books. Sep 5, A Young Woman at Her Toilet with a Maid Gerard ter Borch (Dutch, Zwolle – Deventer) Date: ca.
–51 Medium: Oil on wood Dimensions: 18 3/4 x 13 5/8 in. ( x cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, Accession Number: Woman with Wineglass -- Gerard ter Borch. Visit. Discover ideas about Dutch Golden Age Gerard ter Borch the Younger The Suitors Visit, Oil on canvas 80 x 75 cm.
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Feb 22, The Music Party, , Gerard ter Borch (Dutch, b, d), Hangs in the Cincinnati Art Museum The Music Party, , Gerard ter Borch (Dutch, b, d), Hangs in . "Woman Writing a Letter by Gerard ter Borch. The #woman is sitting at a table and has pushed aside the costly oriental tablecloth.
Next to her is a softly gleaming pewter inkstand. The action in the scene is minimal – we can imagine for ourselves what the woman is thinking and #writing.
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