This book is the result of a fascinating combination of 'classical' iconographic research and technical research. The latter is remarkable: technology has played an important role in stylistic research for over a hundred years, but it is not yet among the iconographer's usual tools. This volume, however, shows that technical research, and infrared reflectography in particular, can indeed provide clues relevant to iconographic analysis. Photographic techniques can reveal details that offer insight into the making process and thus help sharpen interpretation. Using seven case studies, each focusing on one or more seventeenth-century paintings, the author searches for hidden meanings in seventeenth-century narrative representations. Ineke Wolf (1951) studied art history at the University of Amsterdam. Her research is mainly focused on the iconography of Dutch painting in the seventeenth century. She has published several articles in the journal Oud Holland and contributed to the catalogue accompanying the exhibition Winter Tales at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (2011-2012).
224 pages with illustrations
Dimensions: approx. 26 x 21 x 1.5 cm