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This beautifully illustrated book provides a complete overview of the art of the Southern Netherlands from 1585 to 1700, the years between the separation of the Southern from Northern provinces and the end of Spanish rule. Eminent Flemish art historian Hans Vlieghe examines the development of Flemish and specifically Antwerp painting, the activity and influence of Rubens and such other leading masters as Van Dyck and Jordaens, the Antwerp tradition of specialization among painters, and the sculpture and architecture of this period. He also describes the socioeconomic and political conditions that facilitated the rise, evolution, and expansion of Flemish art, focusing particularly on the Counter Reformation, which stimulated construction and decoration of new churches according to rules set out by the Council of Trent.<BR>In the first half of the seventeenth century, Antwerp painting rapidly became one of the highlights of Baroque art. This was clearly linked to the activity of Rubens, who was immensely important not only for the astonishing stylistic quality of his work and for his enormous influence on several generations of painters, but also for his workshop practice modeled on the Italian method and his ability to familiarize others with Italian Renaissance and Early Baroque art. Yet Rubens's work can only be understood fully in the context of the Antwerp tradition. Vlieghe organizes the book around the pictorial categories of Antwerp's specialists--monumental history, cabinet history, portrait, genre, landscape and architectural, still life, animal and hunting scenes--and discusses the contributions of well known and lesser known artists to each type of painting. <BR>

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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 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

About the Author

Hans Vlieghe is professor of art history at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain) and research director of the Belgian Nationaal Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek at the Rubenianum, Antwerp.

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ISBN:
9780300104691
Author:
Vlieghe, Hans
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
European
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History - Baroque & Rococo
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Yale University Press Pelican Histor
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 b/w + 100 color illus.
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8.5 in 3.4 lb

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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 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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