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Entertaining genre of Matthijs Naiveu : depicting festivities and performances at the dawn of the 'Theatre Age'

By Adele-Marie Dzidzaria


This thesis discusses the oeuvre of the Leiden born artist Matthijs Naiveu (1647-1726) and gives a coherent overview of his work for the first time. Central interest is given to his genre paintings that depict both in-door and out-door festivities and theatrical performances. This thesis also includes a preliminary catalogue of Naiveu's paintings

Topics: Letteren, Matthijs Naiveu,, Commedia dell'arte, Late 17th-century Dutch painting, Theatricality in painting
Year: 2007
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