Saturday, 23 April 2016

Pieter Meulener

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'His battle scenes depict cavalry skirmishes, attacks on military convoys and on travellers, depicting those subjects from the Flemish side in the Eighty Years' War and the Thirty Years' War.[2][4] His preferred theme was cavalry engagements and his usual way of representing these was to place a dense cavalry skirmish in a certain area of the composition. Whereas some Flemish war artists such as Pieter Snayers painted battle scenes which depicted real battles in a topographical and analytical manner, Meulener only aimed to represent the battles in a general form.[5] His battle scenes show similarities with those of Sebastiaen Vrancx, the first Flemish artist to attempt this subject matter.[6] Some historians believe Meulener may have studied under Vrancx.'

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