Well-being in Amsterdam's Golden Age

Well-being in Amsterdam's Golden Age

Author: Derek L. Phillips

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789085550426

Category: History

Page: 264

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This captivating volume paints a broad portrait of daily life in seventeenth-century Amsterdam. Taking the reader into the heart of the Dutch Golden Age, Derek Phillips uses a wide variety of sources in order to provide a wealth of domestic detail: from how people washed their clothes and cooked their meals to how they lived, married, and raised their children. Well-Being in Amsterdam's Golden Age covers the terrain of merchants' offices, regents' drawing rooms, and servants' quarters through a range of multidisciplinary perspectives, revealing the processes linking equality and well-being in seventeenth-century Amsterdam and beyond.

Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief

Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief

Author: Harry Berger

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823225569

Category: Art

Page: 272

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A study of the theory and practice of seventeenth-century Dutch group portraits, Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief offers a account of the genre's comic and ironic features, which it treats as comments on the social context of portrait sitters who are husbands and householders as well as members of civic and proto-military organizations. The introduction picks out anomalous touches by which Rembrandt problematizes standard group portrait motifs in The Night Watch: a shooter who fires his musket into the company; two girls who appear to be moving through the company in the wrong direction; guardsmen who appear to be paying little or no attention to their leader's enthusiastic gesture of command. Were the patrons and sitters aware of or even complicit in staging the anomalies? If not, did the painter get away with a subversive parody of militia portrait conventions at the sitters' expense? Parts One and Two respond to these questions at several levels: first, by analyzing the aesthetic structure of group portraiture as a genre; second, by reviewing the conflicting accounts modern scholars give of the civic guard company as an institution; third, by marking the effect on civic guardsmen of a mercantile economy that relied heavily on wives and mothers to keep the homefires burning. Two phenomena persistently recur in the portraits under discussion: competitive posing and performance anxiety. Part Three studies these phenomena in portraits of married couples and families. Finally, Part Four returns to examine them in The Night Watch in the light of the first three parts. The result is an interpretation that reads Rembrandt's painting both as a deliberate parody by the sitters and as theartist's covert parody of the sitters.

Center Or Margin

Center Or Margin

Author: John Leeds Barroll

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 1575910985

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 318

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Center or Margin: Revisions of the English Renaissance in Honor of Leeds Barroll includes essays by Catherine Belsey, Harry Berger, Jr., Philippa Berry, Raphael Falco, Jean E. Howard, Lena Cowen Orlin, Patricia Parker, Phyllis Rackin, Bruce R. Smith, Barbara Maria Stafford, Peter Stallybrass, and Susanne Woods. With sections on England at the Margins, Researching the Renaissance, The Human Figure on the Stage, and Artificial Persons, the collection makes interventions in historiography as well as history, literary interpretation, and also literary criticism. Some of the issues are England's marginal status in the sixteenth- and seventeenth- century world; the re-centering strategies of the Renaissance public theater in both time and space; mutually reinforcing fallacies engendered by common practices of canon formation and historical narrative; the central meanings of marginal characters in Shakespeare and Milton;

Art and Social Change

Art and Social Change

Author: Klare Scarborough

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780988999961

Category: Art

Page: 226

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The scholarly essays in this book focus on the theme of art and social change in Western art from the Renaissance to about 1950. The edited volume includes contributions by scholars with a range of professional backgrounds and affiliations. Their essays address some aspect of the theme and engage with one or more artworks in the collection of La Salle University Art Museum. Topics include religious iconography, portraiture, landscape, journal illustrations, and Modernist abstraction. These essays on the collection add to the body of scholarship which situates works of art in contexts that help reveal and explain changes in social, political or cultural values. The book is lavishly illustrated, with 104 color illustrations.

Of Virgins and Martyrs

Of Virgins and Martyrs

Author: David Jacobson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421408286

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This index helps to illuminate why women's sexuality, dress, and image so compel militant Muslim outrage and sometimes violent action, revealing a deeper human story of how women's status defines competing moral visions of society and why this present clash is erupting with such ferocity.

Early Modern Women's Writing

Early Modern Women's Writing

Author: Martine van Elk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319332222

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 299

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This book is the first comparative study of early modern English and Dutch women writers. It explores women’s rich and complex responses to the birth of the public sphere, new concepts of privacy, and the ideology of domesticity in the seventeenth century. Women in both countries were briefly allowed a public voice during times of political upheaval, but were increasingly imagined as properly confined to the household by the end of the century. This book compares how English and Dutch women responded to these changes. It discusses praise of women, marriage manuals, and attitudes to female literacy, along with female artistic and literary expressions in the form of painting, engraving, embroidery, print, drama, poetry, and prose, to offer a rich account of women’s contributions to debates on issues that mattered most to them.

Printmakers of the Baroque

Printmakers of the Baroque

Author: Susan Dixon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780988999930

Category: Art

Page: 94

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The essays in this volume complement the recent exhibition of Printmakers of the Baroque: 17th-Century Explorations of Space and Light at La Salle University Art Museum during winter 2013-2014. Co-curated by La Salle Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Susan Dixon, the exhibition also provided a foundation for a Baroque art history course taught in spring 2014. This catalogue includes essays and labels written by undergraduate students enrolled in the course, along with reproductions of all 40 artworks included in the exhibition.

Tables of Knowledge

Tables of Knowledge

Author: Harriet Amy Stone

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801444616

Category: Art

Page: 230

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Tables of Knowledge shows that Dutch genre paintings and still lifes enact in visual form a process of recording information similar to that of science, with intriguing results." "Stone investigates such diverse topics as seventeenth-century advances in optics and the attendant explosion of data about the natural world; the proliferation of material goods in prosperous Dutch homes; and the compelling realism of Golden Age paintings."--Jacket.

Early Modern Women in the Low Countries

Early Modern Women in the Low Countries

Author: Susan Broomhall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317146803

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Combining historical, historiographical, museological, and touristic analysis, this study investigates how late medieval and early modern women of the Low Countries expressed themselves through texts, art, architecture and material objects, how they were represented by contemporaries, and how they have been interpreted in modern academic and popular contexts. Broomhall and Spinks analyse late medieval and early modern women's opportunities to narrate their experiences and ideas, as well as the processes that have shaped their representation in the heritage and cultural tourism of the Netherlands and Belgium today. The authors study female-authored objects such as familial and political letters, dolls' houses, account books; visual sources, funeral monuments, and buildings commissioned by female patrons; and further artworks as well as heritage sites, streetscapes, souvenirs and clothing with gendered historical resonances. Employing an innovative range of materials from written sources to artworks, material objects, heritage sites and urban precincts, the authors argue that interpretations of late medieval and early modern women's experiences by historians and art scholars interact with presentations by cultural and heritage tourism providers in significant ways that deserve closer interrogation by feminist researchers.

Crowning Glories

Crowning Glories

Author: Harriet Stone

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487504427

Category: Art

Page: 312

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Examining cultural production during the reign of Louis XIV, Crowning Glories brings together the role of the arts in the monarchy's propaganda wars, the significance of Netherlandish realism in France, and the rise of empiricism in the early modern period.