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Title Vermeer and the masters of genre painting : inspiration and rivalry / Adriaan E. Waiboer, with Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr and Blaise Ducos ; with contributions by Piet Bakker, Quentin Buvelot, E. Melanie Gifford, Lisha Deming Glinsman, Eddy Schavemaker, Eric Jan Sluijter, Marjorie E. Wieseman.

Publication Info. Dublin : National Gallery of Ireland ; Washington : National Gallery of Art ; Paris : Musée du Louvre, [2017]
New Haven : Yale University Press


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  754.094 VERMEER    Check Shelf
Description xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents Essays -- 1. Vermeer and the masters of genre painting / Adriaan E. Waiboer -- 2. Erudition and artistry: The enduring appeal of Dutch genre painting / Arthur K. Wheelock -- 3. Emulative imitation among high-life genre painters / Eric Jan Sluijter -- 4. Acquisition or inheritance?: Material goods in paintings by Vermeer and his contemporaries / Marjorie E. Wieseman -- 5. Collective style and personal manner: Materials and techniques of high-life genre painting / E. Melanie Gifford and Lisha Deming Glinsman -- 6. Painters of and for the elite: Relationships, prices and familiarity with each other's work / Piet Bakker -- 7. The 'Tour of Holland': Visitors from abroad in the United Provinces / Blaise Ducos -- Catalogue -- 1. Corresponding love / Adriaan E. Waiboer -- 2. Pen to paper / Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. -- 3. Musical duos / Eric Jan Sluijter -- 4. Inviting duets / Marjorie E. Wieseman -- 5. Strings attached / Adriaan E. Waiboer -- 6. Private vanity / Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. -- 7. Reflections / Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. -- 8. Innocence and experience / Adriaan E. Waiboer -- 9. The food of love / Quentin Buvelot -- 10. Under the influence / Quentin Buvelot -- 11. Heartache / Eddy Schavemaker -- 12. Tickled sleep / Eddy Schavemaker -- 13. Birds of a feather / Adriaan E. Waiboer -- 14. On balance / Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. -- 15. Interlacings / Blaise Ducos -- 16. Inspired by youth / Adriaan E. Waiboer -- 17. Maids and morals / Blaise Ducos -- 18. Reaching for the stars / Blaise Ducos -- 19. Back to the viewer / Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. -- 20. Drawn to Ter Borch / Eddy Schavemaker -- 21. Doorkijkjes / Eddy Schavemaker -- 22. Social climbers / Adriaan E. Waiboer.
Summary "A landmark exploration of the engaging network of relationships among genre painters of the Dutch Golden Age The genre painting of the Dutch Golden Age between 1650 and 1675 ranks among the highest pinnacles of Western European art. The virtuosity of these works, as this book demonstrates, was achieved in part thanks to a vibrant artistic rivalry among numerous first-rate genre painters working in different cities across the Dutch Republic. They drew inspiration from each other's painting, and then tried to surpass each other in technical prowess and aesthetic appeal. The Delft master Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is now the most renowned of these painters of everyday life. Though he is frequently portrayed as an enigmatic figure who worked largely in isolation, the essays here reveal that Vermeer's subjects, compositions, and figure types in fact owe much to works by artists from other Dutch cities. Enlivened with 180 superb illustrations, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting highlights the relationships - comparative and competitive - among Vermeer and his contemporaries, including Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, and Frans van Mieris"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Issued in connection with an exhibition held Feb. 20-May 2017, Musée du Louvre, Paris; June 17-Sept. 17, 2017, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin; and Oct. 22, 2017-Jan. 21, 2018, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-298) and index.
Subject Genre painting, Dutch -- 17th century -- Exhibitions.
Painters -- Professional relationships -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century -- Exhibitions.
Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675 -- Exhibitions.
ART / History / Baroque & Rococo.
ART / European.
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / Group Shows.
21.02 history of painting. (NL-LeOCL)07759505X
20.21 iconographic themes. (NL-LeOCL)077593820
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibiton catalogs.
Added Author Waiboer, Adriaan E., editor.
Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr., 1943- editor.
Ducos, Blaise, editor.
Bakker, Piet, 1957- contributor.
Buvelot, Quentin, contributor.
Gifford, E. Melanie, contributor.
Glinsman, Lisha Deming, contributor.
Wieseman, Marjorie E., contributor.
Sluijter, Eric Jan, 1946- contributor.
Schavemaker, Eddy, contributor.
Musée du Louvre, organizer, host institution.
National Gallery of Ireland, organizer, host institution.
National Gallery of Art (U.S.), organizer, host institution.
ISBN 9780300222937 (hardback)
0300222939 (hardback)
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