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Van Dyck & Britain
From Flemish Baroque to leading court painter in England

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Sir Anthony van Dyck was the greatest painter in seventeenth-century Britain and this catalogue, designed for the homonymous exhibition, reveals the artist’s unique impact on British cultural life at the time.

Van Dyck is especially known for his luscious, sparkling depiction of the rich fabrics of the period. Using them for the chapter dividers, the design of the book references the painter’s exuberant colours, while the titles are set in a graceful italic typeface also called Van Dijck, after the great Dutch type founder Christoffel van Dijck: a carefully chosen coincidence.

Client: Tate Publishing
Designed at Atelier Works