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The visual culture of Holland in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its European reception / edited by Jacek Jaźwierski and Paul Taylor.

Lublin : Wydawnictwo KUL, 2015.
Physical Description:
212 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Reference Library
N6946 .V57 2015 (LC)
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Includes bibliographical references.
"The Dutch visual culture of the Golden Age proved to be a rich and revolutionary source of artistic imagery. Its landscapes, still lifes and scenes of everyday life inspired artists from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, undermining and eventually replacing the Italianate, classical and idealising model of art. This book explores the European dissemination of these Dutch visual patterns and the theoretical concepts which accompanied them, and shows how they were appreciated, understood (or misunderstood), interpreted (or reinterpreted), and resisted in different places, times and contexts. A particular focus of the analysis is Britain, where a national school of painting was under construction, and writings on art tended to have a strong prescriptive tone. There the tensions between the classical ideal, supported institutionally by the Royal Academy, and the more popular attractions of the 'lower genres', were strongly felt."--Back cover.
Subject Terms:
Art, Dutch -- 17th century.
Art, Dutch -- 18th century.
Jaźwierski, Jacek, 1970- editor.
Taylor, Paul, 1963- editor.

  • Franciscus Junius on the response to pictures: Phantasia, Ekphrasis and Enargeia / Jacek Jaźwierski
  • Between Dutch embarrassment and English pride: Barbon, Mandeville and the ascendancy of classicism / Barbara Arciszewska
  • A warning to the curious: Shaftesbury and Van der Werff in 1712 / Harry Mount
  • Houding and keeping / Paul Taylor
  • Warm and cold colours in Reynolds' eighth discourse (1778) / Ulrike Kern
  • From Fragonard to Goethe. The reception of Ruisdael in the European Enlightenment / Andrzej Pieńkos
  • Rembrandt's paint: the art of "undescribing" / Agnieszka Rosales Rodriguez
  • Burckhardt and his lecture on Rembrandt (1877) / Ryszard Kasperowicz.