From Flanders to Florence: The Impact of Netherlandish Painting, 1400-1500

From Flanders to Florence: The Impact of Netherlandish Painting, 1400-1500

by Paula Nuttall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300102445

ISBN-13: 9780300102444

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

This innovative book presents a fresh view of fifteenth-century Netherlandish art and the significance of its contributions to contemporary Italian art, notably in such areas as oil painting, landscape, and portraiture. Focusing on Florence, a prime center of Renaissance culture, the book explores for the first time the profound impact of Netherlandish works on

Overview

This innovative book presents a fresh view of fifteenth-century Netherlandish art and the significance of its contributions to contemporary Italian art, notably in such areas as oil painting, landscape, and portraiture. Focusing on Florence, a prime center of Renaissance culture, the book explores for the first time the profound impact of Netherlandish works on Italian painters including Leonardo, Perugino, and Ghirlandaio.

Paula Nuttall discusses Italian ownership of Netherlandish paintings in the fifteenth century and the shared artistic concerns of Florentine and Netherlandish painters. She examines in depth the various means by which artistic contact occurred, the growth in demand for Netherlandish art in Florence, and the holdings of the Medici and other collectors. With particular emphasis on the period 1460–1500, when the vogue for Netherlandish painting was at its height, the author shows that the consequences of Italian exposure to Netherlandish art were far more sweeping than has been understood before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300102444
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.63(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction1
Part 1Contexts
1Common Ground: Netherlandish ars nova and Florentine Renaissance, 1420-14509
2'Speaking of Flemish Things': Italian Perceptions of Netherlandish Painting31
Part 2Contacts
3The Florentine Colony in Bruges43
4Florentine Patrons in Bruges53
5The Process of Purveying77
6Northern Artists in Florence93
Part 3Ownership
7The Medici105
8Netherlandish Painting in the Florentine Ambit119
Part 4Influence
9Mechanics of Influence133
10Technique and Visual Effect161
11Pictorial Conquests193
12Devout and Beautiful Figures231
Appendices
1Netherlandish Paintings Owned by the Medici254
2Netherlandish Paintings in Florentine Patrician Inventories258
3Paintings and Tapestries Recorded in the Pupilli Inventories, 1439-1510261
Abbreviations263
Notes264
Bibliographical References293
Photograph Credits302
Index303

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