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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

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). Mus©♭e du Louvre, (organizer,, host institution). National Gallery of Ireland, (organizer,, host institution). National Gallery of Art (U.S.), (organizer,, host institution).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Gettysburg Library 759.9 VERMEER (Text) 35740635688948 New Nonfiction Checked Out 02/03/2021
  This book is donated in memory of George Albert Sneeringer (2/10/1888 - 5/11/1954) by Ronald J. Hagarman

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780300222937 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0300222939 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Publisher: Dublin : National Gallery of Ireland ; [2017]
  • Distributor: New Haven : Yale University Press

Content descriptions

General Note:
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Feb. 20-May 2017, Mus©♭e 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, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-298) and index
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
"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
Subject: Genre painting, Dutch > 17th century > Exhibitions
Painters > Professional relationships > Netherlands > History > 17th century > Exhibitions
Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675 > Exhibitions
Genre: Exhibition catalogs.

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