SAENREDAM, Pieter Jansz
(b. 1597, Assendelft, d. 1665, Haarlem)
Interior of the St Jacob Church in Utrecht1642
Oil on wood, 55,2 x 43,4 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
The painters who depicted churches were the most part merely accurate illustrators: only one of them, Pieter Saenredam, expressed in his pictures the intimidating nakedness of these Protestant churches, with their complete lack of images and ornamentation.