The canon of 17th-century painting is more than a century old and only partially reflects the taste of the 21st century. This book shows how taste has developed over four centuries, what changes have occurred in it and what attitudes and circumstances underlie it.
In total, the work of about 300 painters is discussed, more than 60 of which form the canon of the most important painters of the seventeenth century. Some examples: Rembrandt and Jan Steen as the most versatile, Bartholomeus van der Helst and Frans Hals as the most important portrait specialists, Johannes Vermeer and Gabriel Metsu as the greatest genre painters, Caesar van Everdingen as a classicist, Adriaen van der Werff as an academic and Hendrick Terbrugghen and Gerard van Honthorst as Caravaggists.
The author of this major overview is sociologist Paul Schnabel. He has been involved in art history for sixty years, in particular with Dutch painting from the sixteenth century to the present.
Title: Anders gekeken
Author: Paul Schnabel
Year of publication: 2021
Number of pages: 400
Size: 23 x 28 cm
Binding style: Hardcover