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Northern Renaissance Art

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This book offers a wide-ranging introduction to the way that art was made, valued, and viewed in northern Europe in the age of the Renaissance, from the late fourteenth to the early years of the sixteenth century. Drawing on a rich range of sources, from inventories and guild regulations to poetry and chronicles, it examines everything from panel paintings to carved altarpieces.

While many little-known works are foregrounded, Susie Nash also presents new ways of viewing and ...

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Overview

This book offers a wide-ranging introduction to the way that art was made, valued, and viewed in northern Europe in the age of the Renaissance, from the late fourteenth to the early years of the sixteenth century. Drawing on a rich range of sources, from inventories and guild regulations to poetry and chronicles, it examines everything from panel paintings to carved altarpieces.

While many little-known works are foregrounded, Susie Nash also presents new ways of viewing and understanding the more familiar, such as the paintings of Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Hans Memling, by considering the social and economic context of their creation and reception. Throughout, Nash challenges the perception that Italy was the European leader in artistic innovation at this time, demonstrating forcefully that Northern art, and particularly that of the Southern Netherlands, dominated visual culture throughout Europe in this crucial period.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192842695
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/29/2009
  • Series: Oxford History of Art Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 437,429
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Susie Nash is senior lecturer in Northern Renaissance Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She is also the founder and director of the Courtauld Institute Summer School programme and has published widely on northern Renaissance art, including most recently a study of the famous Well of Moses by Claus Sluter.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Map 1: Major Sea an Land Trade Routes
Map 2: The Burgundian Netherlands

Chapter 1: Introduction

Part I: Problems and Perspectives
Chapter 2: Dispersal and Destruction
Chapter 3: Italian Perspectives
Chapter 4: Sources and Documents
Chapter 5: Physical Evidence and Technical Examination

Part II: Markets for Art: Centres, Products, and Patrons
Chapter 6: Centres
Chapter 7: Products
Chapter 8: Patrons: Importing Art and Artists

Part III: Marketing Art: Artists and the Contexts of Creation
Chapter 9: The de Limbourgs in the Service of Jean de Berry
Chapter 10: Hans Memling Painting Panels in Bruges
Chapter 11: Printmakers in the Rhine Valley Inventing, Marketing, and Distributing Images
Chapter 12: Declaring Authorship and Expertise: Signatures and Self Portraits

Part IV: Making Images: Equipment, Materials, Methods
Chapter 13: Workspace and Equipment
Chapter 14: The Worforce
Chapter 15: Materials, Methods, and Technical Virtuosity

Part V: Using and Viewing
Chapter 16: Moving Images
Chapter 17: Settings, Vistas, and Accoutrements for Mass and Prayer
Chapter 18: Meditation and Imagination

Notes
List of Illustrations
Bibliographic Essay
Index
Introduction
1. Problems and Perspectives
2. Centres, Consumers, and Artists
3. Processes and Procedures
4. Using and Viewing
Notes
Further Reading
Timeline

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