This interpretive study of the artistic culture of the Dutch Republic in the 17th century describes the art of the period as it was experienced by the people of the period and how it appears to us today. The book investigates the 17th-century Dutch art market and the themes of Dutch art.
This interpretive study of the artistic culture of the Dutch Republic in the 17th century describes the art of the period as it was experienced by the people of the period and how it appears to us today. The book investigates the 17th-century Dutch art market, the themes of Dutch art and the parallels between the art and the history of the Dutch Republic. In addition, the works of the Dutch masters are examined in their political, economic, religious, scientific and domestic contexts.
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Part 1 Making and marketing pictures in the Dutch Republic: a new Republic; training artists, making pictures; marketing, buying and collecting art. Part 2 Texts and images: iconoclasm and the privileged word; words into pictures; painters and the genres of literature and art. Part 3 Virtual realities: realist strategies; art, science and illusionism; meanings of verisimilitude; alternatives to realist representation. Part 4 Dutch ideologies and nascent national identity: fragments of national history; the Dutch scene; global Dutch economy; moral economies at home. Part 5 Portraiture and the identity of individual and community: gender, love and status in marriage and family portraits; professional and civic identity; identities preserved - ironies of portraiture; architecture of community. Part 6 Artistic authority: representing selves; figuring art; reproducible individuality - prints.
Art of the Dutch Republic by Mariet Westermann
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