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Jan Pietersz Saenredam - Salome Dancing Before Herod


Jan Pietersz Saenredam - Salome Dancing Before Herod



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Jan Pietersz Saenredam (1565-1607) was a Dutch painter and printmaker of the Northern Renaissance. He was born in Zaandam, the Netherlands, and trained with his father, Pieter Jansz Saenredam, a woodcarver and sculptor. Saenredam was known for his architectural paintings, especially of churches and other religious buildings. He was inspired by the work of the Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Palladio and incorporated Palladian elements into his own work. Saenredam's paintings often featured precise, detailed renderings of architectural elements such as arches, columns and vaulted ceilings. Saenredam also created etchings and engravings, which were highly sought after during his lifetime. His prints included landscapes, portraits and genre scenes as well as architectural subjects. Saenredam's work had a significant influence on Dutch Golden Age painters such as Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (his son), Emanuel de Witte and Gerard Houckgeest. His legacy continues to inspire artists today.



1500 - 1600


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