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Flemish Art and Architecture, 1585-1700 / Edition 1

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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

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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 such other leading masters as Van Dyck and Jordaens, and the Antwerp tradition of specialization among painters as well as the sculpture and architecture of this period.

"Hans Vlieghe's long-awaited work on Flemish art offers a detailed and comprehensive overview of the art produced in the south Netherlands from the time of partition up to the end of Spanish-Hapsburg rule. As well as examining the output and influence of leading figures such as Rubens and Van Dyke, Dr. 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

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Table of Contents

1 Painters and painting between 1585 and 1700 4
2 From the fall of Antmerp to the twelve-year truce (1585-1609) 13
3 The period of the twelve-year truce (1609-1621) 27
4 From the twelve-year truce to the Treaty of Munster (1621-1648) 47
5 After the Treaty of Munster (1648-1700) 92
6 Cabinet-sized history painting 105
7 Portrait painting 117
8 Genre painting 149
9 Landscape and architectural painting 175
10 Still-life painting, animal and hunting pictures 207
11 Sculpture 231
12 Architecture 258
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