Friday, 1 February 2019
A little bit of indulgence.
I had the opportunity to buy this sumptuous book at a discounted price the other week so thought, why not? As the title suggests it covers the work of artist Pieter Snayers between 1592-1667. I have to be honest and say I'd never heard of him until then but I was familiar with some of his work (even though the connection wasn't made). The book is bursting with superb and stunning contemporary artwork. There is also a comprehensive commentary covering the sieges and battles which are the subject of the artist's work. If I had a coffee table this would take pride of place. Below are some examples of the illustrations.