Tour Scotland Video An Allegory of the Senses Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow
Tour Scotland video of An Allegory of the Senses painting in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on ancestry visit to Glasgow, Scotland. An Allegory of the Senses by Gerard de Lairesse, 1668, depicts the five senses represented by the main figures in the painting. Each of the figures holds or is doing something associated with the five human senses. A statue of Cupid represents true love, which unlike the senses, is eternal. Gerard or Gérard de Lairesse. born 11 September 1641, died June 1711, was a Dutch Golden Age painter and art theorist. His broad range of talent included music, poetry, and theatre. De Lairesse was influenced by the Perugian Cesare Ripa and French classicist painters as Charles le Brun, Simon Vouet and authors as Pierre Corneille and Jean Racine. His importance grew in the period following the death of Rembrandt. His treatises on painting and drawing, Grondlegginge der teekenkonst in 1701, based on geometry and Groot Schilderboek in 1707, were highly influential on 18th century painters.
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