New Book | Art and Migration: Netherlandish Artists on the Move

Posted in books by Editor on September 7, 2014

From Brill:

Frits Scholten, Joanna Woodall and Dulcia Meijers, eds., Art and Migration: Netherlandish Artists on the Move, 1400–1750 (Brill, 2014), 384 pages, ISBN: 978-9004270534, €120 / $154. [Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art / Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 63 (2013)]

64645Since the Middle Ages artists from the Low Countries were known to be fond of travelling, as Guicciardini in his Descrittione di tutti i Paesi Bassi (Antwerp, 1567) and Karel van Mander in his 1604 Schilderboeck, already noticed. Much more mobile than their colleagues from other European countries, many Netherlandish artists spread all over Europe; a remarkable number among them achieved great fame as court artists, as the careers of Claus Sluter in Burgundy, Anthonis Mor in Spain, Bartholomeus Spranger or Adriaen de Vries in Prague, Giambologna and Jacob Bijlevelt in Florence demonstrate. Moreover, they exerted considerable influence on the artistic production of their time. Nevertheless, most of them sank into oblivion soon after they died. Dutch art history neglected them for a long time as they did not fit into the traditional canon of the Low Countries; nor were they adopted by the art histories of their new homelands. This new NKJ volume is an
attempt to change this.


1. Frits Scholten and Joanna Woodall, Introduction
2. Filip Vermeylen, Greener pastures? Capturing artists’ migrations during the Dutch Revolt
3. Hope Walker, Netherlandish immigrant painters and the Dutch reformed church of London, Austin Friars, 1560–1580
4. Arjan de Koomen, ‘Una cosa non meno maravigliosa che honorata’: The expansion of Netherlandish sculptors in sixteenth-century Europe
5. Franciszek Skibiński, Early-modern Netherlandish sculptors in Danzig and East-Central Europe: A study in dissemination through interrelation and workshop practice
6. Aleksandra Lipińska, Eastern outpost: The sculptors Herman Van Hutte and Hendrik Horst in Lviv, c. 1560–1610
7. Gert Jan van der Sman and Bouk Wierda, Wisselend succes: De loopbanen van Nederlandse en Vlaamse kunstenaars in Florence, 1450–1600
8. Marije Osnabrugge , From itinerant to immigrant artist: Aert Mytens in Naples
9. Abigail D. Newman, Juan de la Corte in Madrid: ‘branding’ Flanders abroad
10. Judith Noorman, A fugitive’s success story: Jacob van Loo in Paris, 1661–1670
11. Isabella di Lenardo, Carlo Helman, merchant, patron and collector, and the role of family ties in the Antwerp–Venice migrant network
12. Saskia Cohen-Willner, Between painter and painter stands a tall mountain: Van Mander’s Italian Lives as a source for instructing artists in the ‘deelen der consten’

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