Flemish Art and Architecture, 1585-1700 / Edition 1

Flemish Art and Architecture, 1585-1700 / Edition 1

by Hans Vlieghe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300104693

ISBN-13: 9780300104691

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

This beautifully illustrated book provides a complete overview of the art of the Southern Netherlands from 1585 to 1700. The author examines the development of Flemish and specifically Antwerp painting, the work of Rubens and other leading masters, and the Antwerp tradition of specialization among painters as well as the sculpture and architecture of this

Overview

This beautifully illustrated book provides a complete overview of the art of the Southern Netherlands from 1585 to 1700. The author examines the development of Flemish and specifically Antwerp painting, the work of Rubens and other leading masters, and the Antwerp tradition of specialization among painters as well as the sculpture and architecture of this period.
"A major moment of artistic culture has been magisterially sketched by one of its leading authorities."—Larry Silver, The Art Book
"Consistently rewarding . . . a book that is going to transform how Flemish art is understood."—Jeremy Wood, Apollo Magazine
"As well as examining the output and influence of leading figures such as Rubens and Van Dyke, Vlieghe provides the historical, social and cultural context for the development of history painting and other specializations. . . . This book will attract both the informed and general reader."—Alison Smith, Art Newspaper
"Essential for current study of Belgian art."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300104691
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
The Yale University Press Pelican Histor
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii(1)
Map
viii
PART ONE: Historical context 1(12)
1. Painters and Painting between 1585 and 1700 Monumental decoration of churches and monasteries -- Devotional and biblical pictures for private use -- Secular history painting -- The humanist principles behind history painting -- The art market and connoisseurship -- Specialization and division of labour -- Portrait painting -- Genre, landscape and still-life painting -- The painter in society
4(9)
PART TWO: History painting 13(104)
2. From the Fall of Antwerp to the Twelve-Year Truce (1585-1609) Between innovation and tradition -- Abraham Janssen until about 1609 -- The young Rubens
13(14)
3. The Period of the Twelve-Year Truce (1609-1621) Rubens's establishment in Antwerp -- Rubens's studio and his first assistants -- Jacob Jordaens's early work -- Anthony van Dyck's first Antwerp period -- Abraham Janssen's later work -- Survival and assimilation of earlier traditions
27(20)
4. From the Twelve-Year Truce to the Treaty of Munster (1621-1648) Rubens's later work -- The mature work of Jacob Jordaens -- Anthony van Dyck's later work -- Rubens's enduring influence: stylistic changes among the older generation -- Rubens's enduring influence: younger painters -- Italianizing tendencies: Caravaggio's influence and other Early Baroque trends -- Italianizing tendencies: Variants of High Baroque -- The start of Van Dyck's influence
47(45)
5. After the Treaty of Munster (1648-1700) Artistic trends after 1648 -- The later work of established masters -- Younger masters: the influence of Anthony van Dyck -- Younger masters: theatricality and classicism
92(13)
6. Cabinet-sized history painting Before 1650: Mannerist-decorative tendencies -- Before 1650: the influence of Elsheimer -- Cabinet painters and Rubens's studio -- The later seventeenth century: aspects of Baroque
105(12)
PART THREE: Specializations 117(114)
7. Portrait painting The survival of tradition in portraiture up to 1620 -- High-Baroque portraiture
117(32)
8. Genre Painting The Bruegel tradition -- Courtly company scenes -- Adriaen Brouwer -- The small-sized low-life company piece alongside and after Brouwer -- Monumental company pictures -- Battle scenes -- Italianate genre painting
149(26)
9. Landscape and Architectural Painting From Mannerism to realism -- Rubens and his importance -- Decorative Baroque landscape painting in Brussels -- Italianizing painters -- Jan Siberechts -- Marine painting -- Architectural painting -- Perspective or allegory? Art collection paintings
175(32)
10. Still-life Painting, Animal and Hunting Pictures Flower pieces -- From kitchen piece to trophies of the hunt: monumental still life -- From breakfast tables to pronk still lifes -- Animal pictures and hunting scenes
207(24)
PART FOUR: Sculpture and Architecture 231(50)
11. Sculpture Function and significance -- 1585-1640: the gradual development and main trends of a Southern-Netherlandish Baroque sculpture -- 1640-1660: classicism and expressiveness in High Baroque -- 1660-1700: Late Baroque
231(27)
12. Architecture From 1585 to 1650 -- From 1650 to 1700
258(23)
Notes 281(22)
Bibliography 303(26)
Index 329

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