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Vermeer and the masters of genre painting : inspiration and rivalry / Adriaan E. Waiboer, with Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr and Blaise Ducos ; with contributions by Piet Bakker, Quentin Buvelot, E. Melanie Gifford, Lisha Deming Glinsman, Eddy Schavemaker, Eric Jan Sluijter, Marjorie E. Wieseman.

Format Book and Print
Publication Info Dublin : National Gallery of Ireland ; Washington : National Gallery of Art ; Paris : Musée du Louvre, [2017]
Distribution Info New Haven : Yale University Press
Descriptionxv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Other author/creatorWaiboer, Adriaan E.
Other author/creatorWheelock, Arthur K., Jr., 1943-
Other author/creatorDucos, Blaise.
Other author/creatorMusée du Louvre organizer, host institution.
Other author/creatorNational Gallery of Ireland, organizer, host institution.
Other author/creatorNational Gallery of Art (U.S.), organizer, host institution.
Abstract "A landmark exploration of the engaging network of relationships among genre painters of the Dutch Golden Age The genre painting of the Dutch Golden Age between 1650 and 1675 ranks among the highest pinnacles of Western European art. The virtuosity of these works, as this book demonstrates, was achieved in part thanks to a vibrant artistic rivalry among numerous first-rate genre painters working in different cities across the Dutch Republic. They drew inspiration from each other's painting, and then tried to surpass each other in technical prowess and aesthetic appeal. The Delft master Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is now the most renowned of these painters of everyday life. Though he is frequently portrayed as an enigmatic figure who worked largely in isolation, the essays here reveal that Vermeer's subjects, compositions, and figure types in fact owe much to works by artists from other Dutch cities. Enlivened with 180 superb illustrations, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting highlights the relationships - comparative and competitive - among Vermeer and his contemporaries, including Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, and Frans van Mieris"-- Provided by publisher.
General noteIssued in connection with an exhibition held Feb. 20-May 2017, Musée du Louvre, Paris; June 17-Sept. 17, 2017, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin; and Oct. 22, 2017-Jan. 21, 2018, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 292-298) and index.
LCCN 2016055757
ISBN9780300222937 (hardback)
ISBN0300222939 (hardback)

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