Jan 24, 2012

Heard the Word.....Veduta











veduta
A panorama, landscape or cityscape


A veduta (Italian for "view"; plural vedute) is a highly detailed, usually large-scale painting of a cityscape or some other vista.
This
genre of landscape originated in Flanders, where artists such as Paul Brill painted vedute as early as the 16th century. In the 17th century Dutch painters made a specialty of detailed and accurate recognizable city and landscapes that appealed to the sense of local pride of the wealthy Dutch middle class.










An archetypal example is Johannes Vermeer's View of Delft.





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