Essay from Brazil: Body and Soul: Albert Eckhout and Frans Post: Two Dutch Artists in Colonial Brazil
Rebecca Parker Brienen
During the rule of the West India Company, Albert Eckhout and Frans Post, two Dutch artists chosen by the German count Johan Maurits, where sent to colonial Brazil to paint a portrait of the new world. Rebecca Parker Brienen's essay provides a historical account of the era—offering a bit of background on the artists—and analyzes their stylistic still lifes, portraits, and landscapes.
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