Emanuel de Witte was a Dutch perspective painter. In contrast to Pieter Jansz Saenredam, who emphasized architectural accuracy, De Witte was more concerned with the atmosphere of his interiors. Though few in number, de Witte produced genre paintings. De Witte was learned geometry from his father a schoolmaster, he joined the local Guild of St Luke in 1636. After a stay in Rotterdam, he studied with Evert van Aelst. In 1651 de Witte settled in Amsterdam where his first wife, Geerje Arents, died in 1655, he married a 23-year-old orphan, Lysbeth van der Plas, who exercised a bad influence on de Witte's adolescent daughter. In December 1659 both were arrested for theft from a neighbour. Lysbeth, had to leave the city for a period of six years. Following the arrest of his wife and child, de Witte was forced to indenture himself to the Amsterdam notary and art dealer Joris de Wijs, surrendering all of his work in exchange for room, 800 guilders annually. De Witte broke the contract, was sued by the dealer, forced to indenture himself further as a result.
Several patrons provided de Witte with support, but these relations did not work out well, for he tended to shout at his clients and at people watching him at work in churches. Records tell of a fight with Gerard de Lairesse. Around 1688 he moved in with Hendrick van Streeck, in exchange for training him as a painter of church interiors. According to Arnold Houbraken, after an argument about the rent, de Witte hanged himself from a canal bridge in 1692; the rope broke and de Witte drowned. Because the canal froze that night, his corpse was not found until eleven weeks later. De Witte painted portraits as well as mythological and religious scenes. After his move from Delft to Amsterdam in 1651, de Witte specialized more and more in representing church interiors, he painted the old church in Amsterdam from every corner, he sometimes combined aspects of different churches to depict interiors of ideal churches, populating them with churchgoers, sometimes accompanied by the dog. De Witte's excellent sense of composition combined with his use of light created atmospheres which seem honest and real.
His theme how it creates livable space. E. P. Richardson, De Witte and the imaginative nature of Dutch art in Art Quarterly I, 1938, S. 5 ff. Website on De Witte in Delft The Rijksmuseum on De Witte Works and literature on Emanuel de Witte Vermeer and The Delft School, an exhibition catalogue from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Emanuel de Witte The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer, an exhibition catalogue from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Emanuel de Witte Dutch and Flemish paintings from the Hermitage, an exhibition catalogue from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Emanuel de Witte Art Now and Then: Emanuel de Witte
Dorothy Hart was an American screen actress in supporting roles. She portrayed Howard Duff's fiancée in the 1948 film The Naked City. Born in Cleveland, Hart was the daughter of insurance executive Walter Hart, she became a model in her late teens, was signed by Columbia in 1946. Her contract stipulated "A-movies only". Although one of the top supporting actresses of her day, she was cast in B movies. Dorothy was attractive, standing 5 ft 6 in, with green eyes and auburn hair. Hart attended Denison University for one year before graduating from Case Western Reserve University with a B. A. degree. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. After gaining some experience at the Cleveland Play House she resolved on a singing career. In 1944, a newspaper friend submitted her photo in the Columbia Pictures "National Cinderella Cover Girl Contest of 1944." Hart had saved enough money to go to New York when she learned that she was high on the list of Cover Girl finalists. After winning the contest, the studio paid for her trip in August 1944, she was given a screen test for the Rita Hayworth film "Tonight and Every Night", as her contest award.
Winning the "National Cinderella Cover Girl Contest" brought with it a contract for Hart to be a model with the Harry Conover agency, which in turn led to pictures of her "appearing in fashionable magazines all over the world." On August 25, 1946, Hart signed a contract with Columbia Pictures. Her first big movie break came, starring alongside Randolph Scott and Barbara Britton in the 1947 Western, Gunfighters, a Cinecolor film for Columbia. While filming in October, 1946 Hart was sent home from location with an illness, diagnosed as influenza. In February, 1947 she was injured during horseback sequences in Arizona. Minor corrective surgery was performed at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in California; the Painted Desert. was one of the main sites utilized for this movie. Barbara Britton played the female lead in the adventure drama with Hart heading up the supporting cast. Columnist Hedda Hopper reported in a June 1947 column that Mary Pickford was suing Dorothy Hart for a sum of $79,000 because the young actress refused to accept a role in the film There Goes Lona Henry.
Pickford stated in an interview that she hoped to take an unknown girl and make her into a great star. Hart refused the role because she did not want to sign away seven years of her career for a single movie opportunity. In 1948, Hart made Larceny with Shelley Winters and The Countess of Monte Cristo with Sonja Henie, both for Universal Pictures; the Naked City, starring Barry Fitzgerald, premiered on March 10, 1948. Hart became the tenth actress to portray Jane when she appeared opposite Lex Barker as Tarzan in Tarzan's Savage Fury, she co-starred in Outside the Wall and I Was a Communist for the FBI. In 1952, Hart left acting to work with the American Association for the United Nations in New York; the organization's first female entertainer, she spoke at the United Nations and was an observer at the 1957-1958 meeting of the World Federation of United Nations in Geneva. Hart was divorced, she died of Alzheimer's disease on July 11, 2004, in Asheville, North Carolina, at age 82. She was survived by a son, a sister, three grandchildren.
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Lia Tanzi is an Italian actress and television personality. Born in Buenos Aires to Italian parents, Tanzi moved to Parma at young age, she studied acting at the Drama School of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan where she met her future husband, the actor Giuseppe Pambieri. She is active on stage together with Pambieri and with their daughter, Micol. Tanzi is active in TV-series and films of comedic genre. Claretta and Ben The Violent Professionals Poker in Bed Kidnap Too Young to Die Al piacere di rivederla The Virgo, the Taurus and the Capricorn La stanza del vescovo Speed Cross Mia moglie è una strega Quando la coppia scoppia Bollenti spiriti Le ali della vita Lia Tanzi on IMDb