Painters Paintings Gerrit van Honthorst (1592-1656): The Dentist (detail), 1622, Oil on canvas, 147…
Painters Work Gerrit van Honthorst (1592-1656): The Dentist (element), 1622, Oil on canvas, 147 x 219 cm, Gemäldegalerie, Dresden
Honthorst, specifically, painted with verve and assurance, using vivid colors and powerful chiaroscuro results, and his life-sized sensuous figures wearing unique costumes gave a daring presence to his photographs.
In Italy he typically launched synthetic mild sources to create the dramatic chiaroscuro results in his scenes. Such works have been so famend that he later turned referred to as “Gherardo delle Notti.” (Gerrit of the Nights). This canvas was painted after his return from Italy to the Netherlands. It reveals a radical adaptation of Caravaggesques prototypes as evidenced by the figural varieties, the clothes of the dentist and his assistant, the composition, and the daring chiaroscuro results. Nevertheless, right here the sunshine emanates from a candle, a synthetic supply typically absent within the work of Caravaggio.