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Author Ho, Angela K., author
Title Creating distinctions in Dutch genre painting : repetition and invention / Angela K. Ho
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  ND646 H678 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001301902
Descript 253 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Series Visual and material culture, 1300-1700 ; [1]
Visual and material culture, 1300-1700 ; 1
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-248) and index
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
Subject Genre painting, Dutch -- 17th century
Painting, Dutch -- 17th century
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