Dutch Flower Painting, 1600-1720

Dutch Flower Painting, 1600-1720

Dutch Flower Painting, 1600-1720

During the 1630s in Holland, the most desirable tulip bulbs were auctioned for more money than the most expensive houses. At the same time paintings of the flowers were being produced. This text describes the genesis and growth of this genre of paintings.

From Library Journal
This scholarly work examines 17th-century Dutch flower painting within the contexts of symbolism, political and economic events, religion, art criticism, and the art market. Detailed discussions use 17th-century sources to explore the significance of these paintings to their cultural contemporaries. Attractive reproductions, most of them in color, serve to illustrate the points that are made in the text. Interested lay readers are likely to enjoy the reproductions and discussions of individual painters. Because much of the book concentrates on fairly narrow interpretive issues, however, it will be of primary interest to scholars and students of the period. Recommended for specialized collections.?Kathryn Wekselman, MLn., Cincinnati
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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