9780300107234

A Worldly Art; The Dutch Republic, 1585-1718

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  • ISBN13:

    9780300107234

  • ISBN10:

    0300107234

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2005-03-08
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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Summary

Newly independent in 1585, the increasingly prosperous and politically powerful Dutch Republic experienced a tremendous rise in the production of artwork that was unparalleled in quantity, variety, and beauty. Now back in print, this classic book (originally published in 1996) examines the country's rich artistic culture in the seventeenth century, providing a full account of Dutch artists and patrons; artistic themes and techniques; and the political and social world in which artists worked. Distinguished art historian Mariet Westermann examines the "worldly art" of this time in the context of the unique society that produced it, analyzing artists' choices and demonstrating how their pictures tell particular stories about the Dutch Republic, its people, and its past. More than 100 color illustrations complement this engaging discussion of an extraordinary moment in the history of art.

Author Biography

Mariët Westermann is director of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. She is the author of Rembrandt: Arts and Ideas and has contributed to many exhibition catalogues on seventeenth-century Dutch art.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION An Invitation to Look 7(10)
Map: The Dutch Republic
7(3)
Interpretive Possibilities: In Luxury, Look Out
10(7)
ONE Making and Marketing Pictures in the Dutch Republic 17(30)
Training Artists, Making Pictures
28(1)
Map: Seventeenth-century Amsterdam
29(4)
Marketing, Buying, and Collecting Art
33(14)
TWO Texts and Images 47(24)
Iconoclasm and the Privileged Word
47(6)
Words into Pictures
53(7)
Painters and the Genres of Literature and Art
60(11)
THREE Virtual Realities 71(28)
Realist Strategies
71(11)
Art, Science, and Illusionism
82(6)
Meanings of Verisimilitude
88(5)
Alternatives to Realist Representation
93(6)
FOUR Dutch Ideologies and Nascent National Identity 99(32)
Fragments of National History
99(4)
The Dutch Scene
103(9)
Global Dutch Economy
112(4)
Moral Economies at Home
116(15)
FIVE Portraiture and the Identity of Self and Community 131(26)
Gender, Love, and Status
132(9)
Professional and Civic Identity
141(9)
Identities Preserved: Ironies of Portraiture
150(1)
Architecture of Community
151(6)
SIX Artistic Authority 157(25)
Representing Selves
157(8)
Figuring Art
165(7)
Reproducible Individuality: Prints
172(10)
TIMELINE 182(2)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 184(4)
PICTURE CREDITS 188(1)
INDEX 189

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