Color Olivi (Invention of Oil Painting), plate 14 in the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times)

Engraving on laid paper | c. 1596

Jan van der Straet

A busy art studio, with a group of artists and students at work. At the center, a painter works on a large canvas where an image of St. George and the Dragon is visible. Assistants prepare pigment. A student in the foreground copies a sculpture; anot...
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