Creating Distinctions in Dutch Genre Painting
Angela Ho
Repetition and Invention
Creating Distinctions in Dutch Genre Painting
€ 99,00
ISBN:
9789462982970
Release date:
29-05-2017
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Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
304
Author:
Angela Ho
Series:
Creating Distinctions in Dutch Genre Painting
In the mid- to late seventeenth century, a number of Dutch painters created a new type of refined genre painting that was much admired by elite collectors. In this book, Angela Ho uses the examples of Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, and Frans van Mieris to show how this group of artists made creative use of repetition-such as crafting virtuosic, self-referential compositions around signature motifs, or engaging esteemed predecessors in a competitive dialogue through emulation-to project a distinctive artistic personality. The resulting paintings enabled purchasers and viewers to exercise their connoisseurial eye and claim membership in an exclusive circle of sophisticated enthusiasts-making creative repetition a successful strategy for both artists and viewers.