Dirck van Delen
Dirck van Delen (c. 1605-1671) was a painter of the Dutch Golden Age.
Van Delen's work consists almost entirely of architectural paintings of imaginary palaces and church interiors. He also produced some intimate interiors with genre scenes.
After 1630 van Delen’s style became more exuberant and palace exteriors became his favourite subject. The fullness of the Antwerp Baroque style had by then taken a firm grasp of the artist. His palette also became brighter and lighter. The buildings he depicted became dominated by pink, white and black marble and were from then on decorated with an excess of sculpture. Around 1640 van Delen produced his most ambitious works, which were more sober in colour.