The Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish Painting
Norbert Wolf (Author)
The Golden Age in Holland and Flanders roughly spanned the 17th century and was a period of enormous advances in the fields of commerce, science-and art. Still lifes, landscape paintings, and romantic depictions of everyday life became valued by the increasingly wealthy merchant classes in the Dutch provinces, while religious and historic paintings as well as portraits continued to appeal to the Flemish patronage. The Golden Age brought us Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens, and Van Dyck, but it was also the period of Frans Hals' revolutionary portraiture, Adriaen Brouwer's depictions of the working class at play, Jan Brueghel's velvety miniatures, and Hendrick Avercamp's lively winter landscapes. Norbert Wolf applies his vast understanding of the interplay between history, culture, and art to explore the forces that led to the Golden Age in Holland and Flanders and how this period influenced later generations of artists. Accompanied by luminous color illustrations, Wolf's accessible text considers the complex political, religious, social, and economic situation that led to newfound prosperity and, thus, to an enormous artistic output that we continue to marvel at and enjoy today. 220 ILLUSTRATIONS
About the Author
NORBERT WOLF is an art historian, lecturer, and author based in Munich, Germany. His books include Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Impressionism (all by Prestel).
- Contributor: Norbert Wolf
- Imprint: Prestel
- ISBN13: 9783791384061
- Number of Pages: 272
- Packaged Dimensions: 310x379x37mm
- Packaged Weight: 3420
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Prestel
- Release Date: 2019-09-05
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: NORBERT WOLF is an art historian, lecturer, and author based in Munich, Germany. His books include Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Impressionism (all by Prestel).
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