Dutch painting 1600-1800 /
Seymour Slive.
New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c1995.
vi, 378 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
0300064187 (hardcover)
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New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c1995.
0300064187 (hardcover)
general note
"Some sections of this book were previously published as parts one and two of Dutch art and architecture: 1600-1800 by Penguin Books Ltd., 1966"--T.p. verso.
catalogue key
Gift to Victoria University Library. Pfaff, Larry. 2006/11/09.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-3640 and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1996-03:
It is valuable indeed to have this amplification of the section on painting in the "Pelican History of Art" volume Dutch Art and Architecture: 1600-1800, by J. Rosenberg, S. Slive, and E.H. ter Kuile (CH, Apr'67). Expanded are illustrations (from 284 to 432), artists represented, and discussions about historical circumstance, genres of painting, and iconography. Footnotes and bibliography, although selective, are updated. Slive has made revisions throughout to take into account refinements of interpretation; for examples, he analyzes Ruisdael's Jewish Cemetery as a combination of reality and the artist's invention, and he identifies Rembrandt's 1627 Moneychanger as the rich man from the parable (following T"umpel). He includes some recently discovered and lesser-known works by Goltzius and others; and he incorporates new documentation when appropriate, as in his discussion of Saenredam's life and library. The readable and beautifully illustrated text has more depth and breadth in treatment of single artists and themes than the earlier editions, and it demonstrates how the study of Dutch painting has evolved over the last 30 years, from focus on individual artists and their specialties to the better integration of the artists in their social and esthetic contexts. Like the original Pelican volume, this one is an essential reference and serves both the academic and the general reader. Undergraduate; graduate; general. A. Golahny; Lycoming College
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This is an authoritative and perceptive study of Dutch painting from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Slive focuses on the major artists of the period discussing the kinds of painting that became specialities.
Unpaid Annotation
Dutch painting in its prime is one of the great achievements in the history of art. Painters described their life and their environment, their country and their city sights so thoroughly that their work seems to provide a nearly complete pictorial record of Dutch culture. This book explores all the aspects of a truly creative period when sureness of instinct and quality of performance held a safe balance. The work of the great masters - including Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer, Ruisdael - and their impact on others are analyzed and set in the context of a period when government, religion and social structures were all reestablishing themselves after significant changes. Slive discusses the kinds of painting that became Dutch specialities: genre scenes, landscape, marines and still lifes, portraiture and architectural painting, as well as examining patronage, trends in art theory and criticism, and collecting.

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