||Swanevelt, Herman van (Dutch painter, draftsman, and printmaker, c. 1600-1665, active in France and Italy)
||Swanevelt, a Dutch painter was active in France and Italy. He was in Rome from 1629 to 1641. His compositions often involved a flat, low foreground, closed on the left by a house or tree, with a distant, hilly scene to the left, groups of figures disposed horizontally, a design derived from Cornelis van Poelenburgh. In the 1630s, Swanevelt was the most important link between the Dutch Italianates of the first generation, such as van poelenburch and Breenbergh, and those of the second generation, Both, Weenix and Berchem, who imitated his monumental compositions and his treatment of southern sunlight. Swanevelt's style probably developed in parallel to his contemporary Claude Lorrain. He was popular in Rome and undertook several commissions, including the Barberini family and the Vatican. After Rome he went to Paris, becoming a member of the Adademie Royal de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1651.
Objects by Swanevelt, Herman van (Dutch painter, draftsman, and printmaker, c. 1600-1665, active in France and Italy)