A Worldly Art

A Worldly Art

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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 countrya€™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 MariAlt Westermann examines the qworldly arta€ of this time in the context of the unique society that produced it, analyzing artistsa€™ 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.Mont de 1a#39;Endus (Orrotr), Belgium Photo Archive of the Netherlands 1nformation Service (NtS), Amsterdam The Metropolitan Museum ... Staatliche Schlosser und Garten, Berlin The Bridgeman Art Library, London 47 detail of 43 Rijksdienst voor de Monumentenzorg. ... R.T. Miller, Jr. Fund, 1953 53.256 99 detail of 75 page 71 Nationalmuseum, SKM. ... anniversary of the Art Association of 1ndianapolis, in memory of Daniel W. and Elizabeth C. Marmon 76 Ac 1995 Museum Associates.

Title:A Worldly Art
Author: Mariët Westermann
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2005

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