Pieter Jansz Saenredam

1597-1665 Netherlands/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Pieter Jansz Saenredam was born in Assendelft in 1597. In Haarlem, where he remained for his life, he was a disciple of Frans Pieterzen de Grebber, whom he stayed with for eleven years. After which, he primarily became a painter of churches, and he set his attention to correct perspective. He did many paintings of Saint Bavo in Haarlem, Saint Mary's Church at Utrecht, and several churches in other Dutch towns. In 1623 he became a master of the Guild, and he associated with the architect and painter Jacob van Campen. Before he painted, he made very detailed drawings with perspective lines and diagrams, brushed with wash and sometimes not painted until years later. Subsequently, his use of precision perspective made a lasting impression on Dutch artists of the day. Saenredam's remains lie in the Cathedral of Saint Bavo in Haarlem.

 

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Church of Santa Maria
della Febbre-Rome

Church of Santa Maria della Febbre-Rome

Saint
Bavo

Choir of Saint Bavo

Church of
Saint Ann

Church of Saint Ann

Saint
Bavo

Interior of Saint Bavo

Church
of Odulphus

Church of Odulphus Assendelft


Townhall

Amsterdam Townhall

Saint
Bavo

Church of Saint Bavo

Saint
Marys

Saint Marys Utrecht

Saint
Marys

Saint marys

Interior of the
Buurkerk-Utrecht

Interior of the Buurkerk-Utrecht

Interior of the
Church of Saint Bavo

Interior of the Church of Saint Bavo at Haarlem

Saint James
Church in Utrecht

Saint James Church in Utrecht

The Ambulatory of
the Grote

The Ambulatory of the Grote or Saint Bavokerk at Haarlem

The Buurkerk
at Utrecht

The Buurkerk at Utrecht

The Nave and Choir
of the Mariakerk

The Nave and Choir of the Mariakerk in Utrecht

The Nieuwe Kerk
at Haarlem

The Nieuwe Kerk at Haarlem

Buurkerk at
Utrecht

The Buurkerk at Utrecht

saint jans kerk
utrecht

saint jans kerk utrecht