Isaac Oliver

by Hannah Greiner

Biography

-born in Rouen, France in the year 1560

-at a young age he moved with his parents to London

-learned how to paint from a well known painter Nicolas Hilliard

-went to Italy and he had remarried after each of his wives died

-painted miniatures and did sketches using chalk and ink and he also created "large-scale portraiture"

-examples of artwork: Charles I, Prince of Wales and Studies of heads

-patrons: Earl of Essex in 1590's, limner to Queen Anne in 1605, Prince Henry in 1609, Prince Charles in 1612

"Isaac Oliver." International Dictionary of Art and Artists. Gale, 1990. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 9 Jan. 2013.
"The Entombment, Christ Supported by Four Disciples, Being Carried to the Tomb." ARTstor. ARTstor, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013.

"Adoration of the Magi." ARTstor. ARTstor, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013.

"An Allegorical Figure." ARTstor. ARTstor, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013.

PORTRAIT MINIATURE of Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset

-created 1616

-watercolor on vellum

-many different colors of paint are used to show shadows and lighting in the room

-their is armor of a knight when the renaissance is suppose to be a time of peace

-the carpets appear to be medieval

-secularism- the person in the portrait is wearing expensive clothing with decorations, the armor appears to be new condition and polished, the curtains in the background, the white glooves and shoes

-humanism- glorifies his figure by drawing him in perfection

"PORTRAIT MINIATURE of Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset." ARTstor. ARTstor, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013.