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The Visible World

Samuel van Hoogstraten's Art Theory and the Legitimation of Painting in the Dutch Golden Age

The Visible World
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How did painters and their public speakabout art in Rembrandt's age? This bookabout the writings of the painter-poetSamuel van Hoogstraten, one ofRembrandt's pupils, examines a widevariety of themes from painting practiceand theory from the Dutch Golden Age.It addresses the contested issue of 'Dutchrealism' and its hidden symbolism, as wellas Rembrandt's concern with representingemotions in order to involve the spectator.Diverse aspects of imitation and illusioncome to the fore, such as the theory behind sketchy or 'rough' brushworkand the active role played by the viewer'simagination. Taking as its starting pointdiscussions in Rembrandt's studio, thisunique study provides an ambitious overviewof Dutch artists' ideas on painting.
Amsterdam University Press; January 2008
477 pages; ISBN 9789048507894
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9048507898
9789048507894
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