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Ho, Angela K.

Creating Distinctions in Dutch Genre Painting

Repetition and Invention

Series:Visual and Material Culture, 1300 –1700 1

AMSTERDAM UNIVERSITY PRESS

    163,50 € / $204.00 / £141.00*

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    Publication Date:
    June 2017
    Copyright year:
    2017
    ISBN
    978-90-485-3294-0
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    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.

    Details

    16 color plates, 70 halftones
    Language:
    English
    Readership:
    Professional and scholarly;

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    Angela Ho is assistant professor of art history at George Mason University in Virginia.

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