Dictionary of Art and Artists



 

 


History of

Architecture and Sculpture

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

CONTENTS:

 
 

PART ONE
THE ANCIENT WORLD
PREHISTORIC ART
EGYPTIAN ART

ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART
AEGEAN ART
GREEK ART
ETRUSCAN ART
ROMAN ART
EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

PART TWO
THE MIDDLE AGES
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
ROMANESQUE ART
GOTHIC ART

PART THREE
THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO
LATE GOTHIC
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
MANNERISM AND OTHER TRENDS
THE RENAISSANCE IN THE NORTH
THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN
THE BAROQUE IN FLANDERS AND HOLLAND
THE BAROQUE
THE ROCOCO

PART FOUR
THE MODERN WORLD
NEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
REALISM AND IMPRESSIONISM
POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM, AND ART NOUVEAU

PART FIVE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY
TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE


INDEX
FIGURES
 

 
 

 

CHAPTER FIVE
 

THE RENAISSANCE IN THE NORTH
 

Painting
Architecture and Sculpture - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
 
 


SCULPTURE
 



Adriaen de Vries

 

 



Adriaen de Vries

Adriaen de Vries, (born , 1545/46, The Hague—died Dec. 15, 1626, Prague), the most important Dutch Mannerist sculptor.

De Vries left his homeland, where there was little interest in sculpture at the time, and he never returned. In Florence he studied under Giambologna, the leading Italian Mannerist sculptor of his day. De Vries lived for a time in Rome and later worked for Charles Emmanuel, duke of Savoy, and as court sculptor (from 1601) under the emperor Rudolf II in Prague.

De Vries’s most significant work is the “Hercules Fountain” (1596–1602), a monumental Italianate work created in Augsburg for the city festival of 1600. His “Psyche with Pandora’s Box” is a characteristic example of his style—shimmering satin finish, spiraling complexity, and a soaring grace.

 

 



Adriaen de Vries. Hercules Fountain
1596-1602
Bronze
Maximilianstrasse, Augsburg


Adriaen de Vries. Lazarus
Bronze
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen


Adriaen de Vries. St Sebastian
1613-15
Bronze, height 200 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna


Adriaen de Vries. Victory of Rudolph II over the Turks
1609
Bronze, height 71 cm
Hofmuseum, Vienna





Adriaen de Vries. Bacchus Discovering Ariadne on Naxos
c. 1610
Bronze, 52,5 x 42 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

 


Adriaen de Vries. Vir Dolorum
1607
Bronze, height 149 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna




Adriaen de Vries. Triumf Ctnosti nad Neresti. Wallenstein Palace, Prague.




Adriaen de Vries. Hercules fights with the dragon. Waldstein Palace, Prague




Adriaen de Vries. Appolon




Adriaen de Vries. Giocoliere, 1615





Adriaen de Vries. Bacchus




Adriaen de Vries. Laokoon




Adriaen de Vries. Neptun




Adriaen de Vries. Venus  and Adonis




Adriaen de Vries. Zapasnici




Adriaen de Vries.  Horse. Wallenstein Palace, Prague





Adriaen de Vries. Mercury and Psyche. Bronze, 1593

 


Adriaen de Vries. Psyche with Pandora's Box
1593
Bronze, height 187 cm
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
 
 

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