Revisiting Rediscovery: Early Netherlandish Art in the Long 19th Century
Call for Papers
Ghent, May 24 – 26, 2018
Deadline: Jun 1, 2017
Francis Haskell famously argued that the “rediscovery” of early Netherlandish painting in the nineteenth century was central to the notions of history and culture that undergirded the rise of the modern nation-states of Belgium and the Netherlands. This view has been enriched by recent scholarship on the medieval and Renaissance revivalist movements that took hold in both countries from about 1840 through the early years of the twentieth century. Yet the complex relationship between artistic and literary practices of the period and the emergence of a distinctly northern European history of art remains largely unexamined, and its implications unacknowledged.
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Symposium zur Ausstellung „Kunst wird Ware. Die Geburt des Kunstmarktes im Goldenen Zeitalter der Niederlande“
27. April 2017, 10 bis 17.30 Uhr
Bucerius Kunst Forum, Rathausmarkt 2, 20095 Hamburg
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.
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