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A Hermit Praying: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2012-01-24

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Dou used a magnifying glass and very fine brushes to aid his emulation of Rembrandt's early style, in which precisely rendered details are bathed in mysterious light. A specialist in genre subjects, Dou was best known in his lifetime for representations of penitents and hermits that contained numerous references to age, mortality, and transience.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 10, 2012