Flemish Art and Architecture, 1585-1700 / Edition 1

Flemish Art and Architecture, 1585-1700 / Edition 1

by Hans Vlieghe
     
 

"This illustrated book provides a complete overview of the art of the Southern Netherlands from 1585 to 1700, the years between the separation of the Southern from Northern provinces and the end of the Spanish rule. Eminent Flemish art historian Hans Vlieghe examines the development of Flemish painting, the activity and influence of Rubens and such other leading… See more details below

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"This illustrated book provides a complete overview of the art of the Southern Netherlands from 1585 to 1700, the years between the separation of the Southern from Northern provinces and the end of the Spanish rule. Eminent Flemish art historian Hans Vlieghe examines the development of Flemish painting, the activity and influence of Rubens and such other leading masters as Van Dyck and Jordaens, the Antwerp tradition of specialisation among painters, and the sculpture and architecture of this period. He also describes the socio-economic and political conditions that facilitated the rise, evolution and expansion of Flemish art, in particular the Counter Reformation, which stimulated the construction and decoration of new churches according to rules set out by the Council of Trent." Vlieghe organises the book around the pictorial categories of Antwerp's specialists - monumental history, cabinet history, portrait, genre, landscape and architecture, still life, animal and hunting scenes - and discusses the contributions of well known and lesser known artists to each type of painting.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300070385
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
The Yale University Press Pelican Histor
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1Painters and painting between 1585 and 17004
2From the fall of Antmerp to the twelve-year truce (1585-1609)13
3The period of the twelve-year truce (1609-1621)27
4From the twelve-year truce to the Treaty of Munster (1621-1648)47
5After the Treaty of Munster (1648-1700)92
6Cabinet-sized history painting105
7Portrait painting117
8Genre painting149
9Landscape and architectural painting175
10Still-life painting, animal and hunting pictures207
11Sculpture231
12Architecture258

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