The Visionary Art of Romeyne de Hooghe (1645-1708)

The Modern Hermeticist

From Wikipedia: “Romeyn de Hooghe (bapt. 10 September 1645 – 10 June 1708) was an important and prolific late Dutch Baroque, painter, sculptor, engraver and caricaturist. He was born in Amsterdam, and was a skilled etcher, draughtsman, painter, sculptor and medalist. He is best known for political caricatures of Louis XIV and propagandistic prints supporting William of Orange… During his career, de Hooghe produced over 3500 prints. He also illustrated books, and his illustrations can be found in some of the most important texts of his period. The Hieroglyphica of Merkbeelden der oude volkeren (1735) was a well known emblem book and sourcebook for classical mythology and its iconography.

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  1. Romeyn de Hooghe was to Astrological divination what Albrecht Dürer was to Divine Allegorical Divination.

    In no doubt Romeyn de Hooghe’s engravings are enigmatic but I am at odds to where he stood with the French (European) Monarchy.

    (Star map of the Northern Hemisphere).

    I prefer Albrecht Dürer not simply because he was German, for he was our equivalent to Leonardo da Vinci!


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