The Value of Taste Auction Prices and the Evolution of Taste in Dutch and
Flemish Golden Age Painting (1642–2011)
by Peter Carpreau
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Collectors and Dealers Series (HMCD 3)
approx. 295 p., 82 b/w tables, 220 x 280 mm, 2017 ISBN: 978-1-909400-48-1 Languages: English Hardback The publication is available. Retail price: EUR 110,00 excl. tax
Taste is a well known but largely underestimated phenomenon. Yet it is one of the factors that has shaped our knowledge and view of art. Why is Rembrandt van Rijn today considered to be one of the greatest painters in European art while Gerard de Lairesse, Rembrandt’s younger contemporary and one of the best-selling painters of his day, is now forgotten?
The Birth of the Art Market.
Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen and the artists of the Golden Age
Die Geburt des Kunstmarktes.
Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen und die Künstler des Goldenen Zeitalters
Wednesday, 22. November 2017
TIAMSA Berlin is offering a one day program to see Hamburg’s Bucerius Kunstforum and the Hamburger Kunsthalle!
10.00 am The Birth of the Art Market. Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen and the artists of the Golden Age, exklusiv tour with curator and director Prof. Dr. Franz Wilhelm Kaiser. – The Bucerius Kunst Forum presents the first large-scale exhibition devoted to the birth of the art market in the Golden Age of the Netherlands. Tracing the careers of artists such as Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen and many others, the exhibition explores how the transformation of Dutch society during the seventeenth century brought forth a new art market, with artworks tailored to its demands.
12.00 pm lunch and coffee
2.00 pm Hamburger Kunsthalle, conversation with Dr. Andreas Stolzenburg, director of the prints and drawings room, and Dr. David Klemm, curator of Italian Drawings, about the history of collecting and current developments of collecting in the print room. We will particularly consider Georg Ernst Harzen, the 19th century art dealer whose donation provided one of the foundations of the Kunsthalle’s collection. We will also visit the exhibition of Claude Lorrain’s drawings currently on show there.
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Ridiculous prices, greedy traders, exaggerated artists: the adverse impact of today’s art market seems ubiquitous. And yet the trade is a form of social engagement with art and thus an essential condition of its existence. Talk about art and art markets originated long before there were museums. The birthplace of art trade was the Netherlands of the 17th century. While commissions by nobility and the church stagnated, the increasingly wealthy bourgeoisie was able to afford oil paintings for the first time. Following the demands of the new market, the motifs as well as the techniques changed. Histories and mythological scenes were still life, landscapes and genre images. Prices ranged from a few guilders to vast sums.
This symposium [held in German] sets the scene for the exhibition, September 23, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018. Free tickets for students are available at BKF counter in advance, but are limited.