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Author Wetering, Ernst van de, 1938-

Title A corpus of Rembrandt paintings. V, Small-scale history paintings / Ernst van de Wetering ; with contributions by Josua Bruyn [and others] ; with the collaboration of Margaret Oomen, Lideke Peese Binkhorst ; translated and edited by Murray Pearson ; with catalogue entries translated by Jennifer Kilian, Katy Kist
Published Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 674 pages) : illustrations (some color)
1 online resource (1 leaf.)
Contents Preface -- Bibliographical and other Abbreviations -- Essays: -- I. Towards a Reconstruction of Rembrandts Art Theory -- II. An Illustrated Chronological Survey of Rembrandts Small-Scale Histories: Paintings, Etchings and a Selection of Drawings, with Remarks on Art-Theoretical Aspects, Function and Questions of Authenticity -- III. Rembrandts Prototypes and Pupils Production of Variants -- IV. On Quality: Comparative Remarks on the Functioning of Rembrandts Pictorial Mind -- V. More than One Hand in Paintings by Rembrandt -- Catalogue of the Small-Scale History and Genre Paintings 1642-1669 by Rembrandt and his Pupils -- Corrigenda et Addenda -- Indexes
Summary This is the fifth volume of A CORPUS OF REMBRANDT PAINTINGS, which will consist of six volumes in total. The CORPUS is dedicated to the painted works of Rembrandt. It aims to isolate Rembrandts own works from the great volume of Rembrandt-like paintings, produced by his many pupils and followers, sometimes with the involvement of the master himself. The fourth volume (Springer 2005) was dedicated to Rembrandts self-portraits. This fifth volume is about the small-scale history and genre paintings. The so-called histories (paintings, etchings and drawings with biblical or mythological scenes) were considered to be the most challenging assignments for an artist. All kinds of artistic insights and skills known in Rembrandts time as the basic aspects of the art of painting - played a role in the creation of this kind of work, especially in the history paintings. Systematic research into this hitherto little known area has revealed a rich, and often fresh understanding of Rembrandts own way of thinking about these basic aspects, which makes the present volume a unique and innovative contribution to the history of art. A detailed comparison of Rembrandts own work with that of his pupils has furthermore provided a detailed access to Rembrandts own criteria regarding artistic quality
Notes At head of title: Stichting Foundation Rembrandt Research Project
Accompanied by folded leaf of small history paintings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669.
Painting, Dutch.
History painting.
Form Electronic book
Author Stichting Foundation Rembrandt Research Project.
ISBN 1402057865 (electronic bk.)
9781402057861 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Small-scale history paintings