Jordaens: Genius Of Grand Scale (Cultural And Interdisciplinary Studies In Art) (Volume 10)

Jordaens: Genius Of Grand Scale (Cultural And Interdisciplinary Studies In Art) (Volume 10)

Jordaens: Genius of Grand Scale (Cultural and Interdisciplinary Studies in Art) (Volume 10)

16 essays by a group of internationally acclaimed authors help contribute to a clearer perception of the complex facets of Jacob Jordaens' oeuvre―and moreover to distinguish it from the works of Rubens, van Dyck, and his contemporaries. The title "Genius of Grand Scale" refers to the spectrum from history to genre as well as to Jordaens' preference for large formats. The greatness of the artist Jacob Jordaens needs to be emphasized, since even though he outlived Rubens for four whole decades, he was never able to escape from under his shadow. By reference to iconographic and iconological studies, single works are identified and presented in a broad review and the long, in many aspects fragmentary reception of his artistic work also forms a large part of the interpretations presented here. Furthermore, technical examinations of paintings assist in defining more precisely how they were generated.This overdue volume presents essential reading for anyone interested in Jacob Jordaens.

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