The Signature Style of Frans Hals: Painting, Subjectivity, and the Market in Early Modernity (Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age)

The Signature Style of Frans Hals: Painting, Subjectivity, and the Market in Early Modernity (Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age)

By: Christopher D. M. Atkins (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

Description

This richly illustrated study is the first consider the manifold functions and meanings of Hals's distinctive handling of paint. Atkins explores the uniqueness of Hals's approach to painting and the relationship of his manner to seventeenth-century aesthetics. He also investigates the economic motivations and advantages of his methods, the operation of the style as a personal and workshop brand, and the apparent modernity of the artist's style. The book seeks to understand the multiple levels on which Hals's consciously cultivated manner of painting operated for himself, his pupils and assistants, his clients, and succeeding generations of viewers. As a result, the book offers a wholly new understanding of one of the leading artists of the Dutch Golden Age, and one of the most formative painters in the history of art in the Western tradition. It also provides a much needed interrogation of the interrelationships of subjectivity, style, authorship, methods of artistic and commercial production, economic consumption, and art theory in early modernity.

About Author

Christopher D.M. Atkins is assistant professor of art history at Queens College and The Graduate Center at the City University of New York.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789089643353
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 324
  • ID: 9789089643353
  • weight: 1040
  • ISBN10: 9089643354

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close