{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 3896, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/3896", "Disp_Access_No" : "1998.19", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1595", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1595", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1595", "Disp_Title" : "Interior of a Gothic Church", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Paul Vredeman de Vries", "Sort_Artist" : "Vries, Paul Vredeman de", "Disp_Dimen" : "21 3/4 x 28 in. (55.2 x 71.1 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "21 3/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "28 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "without frame", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "panel", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on panel", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Paul Vredeman de Vries' "Interior of a Gothic Church" is a remarkable example of early architectural painting, a genre that was an integral response of 16th and 17th century Flemish painters to Italian Renaissance art and architecture. The artist was trained by and worked with his father, Hans Vredeman de Vries, the author of "Scenographiae, sive perspectiva" (1560). This influential treatise served as pattern-book for architectural painters and introduced two of their most common subjects: the palace court with views through arcades and archways, and the extended view down the center of an imaginary church. In this painting, Paul Vredeman de Vries' use of linear perspective, tonal rather than bright colors, and realistic effects of light and atmosphere give the viewer the sensation of being in the interior of the church rather than seeing it from a distance. His meticulous attention to details such as the painted altarpiece on the left, the open doorways on the right and left, and the baptismal font in the center suggest that he has painted the interior of an actual rather than imaginary church. He does, however, make at least one step into the imaginary: he has embedded his signature in the tombstone at the far left of the painting and the date in the tombstone left of center. [Gallery label text, 2000]", "Dedication" : "Gift of Constance Aquavella", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "Flemish", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/98.19_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/98.19_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/98.19_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/98.19_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "20701", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "After cleaning. On disk dated 2/18/08", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }