Before Bruegel: Sebald Beham and the Origins of Peasant Festival Imagery

Before Bruegel: Sebald Beham and the Origins of Peasant Festival Imagery

by Alison Stewart
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754633082
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations

Collections consulted and abbreviations

1 The beginning of peasant festival imagery: Sebald Beham and the reform of festivals in Nuremberg 15

Sebald Beham

Nuremberg and the Reformation

Origins of peasant festival prints

2 Secular celebration and reform: the Large Kermis 59

Nuremberg's most popular festival

Criticisms and appreciations

The Large Kermis

Meanings

3 Reading kermis: kermis prints with text 137

Three kermis wood cuts

The Kermis at Mogeldorf

Meanings

4 Sizing up at kermis: the Nose Dance 165

German text

Large noses

Contemporary dance

Changes to the block, changes in taste

Impact of the Counter-Reformation

Noses and humor

5 Celebrating and reforming marriage: the Peasant Wedding Celebration 189

Text

Image

Legislation

Literature

Meanings

6 Celebrating and reforming gender: the Spinning Bee 219

Literature

Legislation

Reforming popular culture

Proverbial exprcssions

Comic violence

Housewife and home

Meanings and audience

7 Distributing prints: woodcuts and their audience

Woodcuts

Designers and printers

Versions and quality

Color

Viewing locations

Distribution

Print runs and prices

Audience

8 Establishing a market for peasant festival imagery: from Beham to Bruegel 279

Beham's engravings

The influence of Durer's engravings

Hopfer's etchings

The influence of Beham's prints

Flemish etchings and engravings

Flemish paintings

Pieter Bruegel

From Beham to Bruegel

Appendix Nuremberg peasant festival woodcuts 313

Bibliography 321

Index 349

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