A change in tradition. The seventeenth century portraits in the series with the land commanders of the Utrecht Bailliwick of the Teutonic Order.

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Abstract

Long dismissed as dull face painting, portraiture as a visual art gained new interest with the rise of contextual art history, the study of works of arts as products, reflections, and sometimes motivators of the social and cultural concerns of their time. Whether taken to encompass the studies of anonymus heads that have now been shown to belong to the seperate category of 'tronies', or confined more strictly to the representation of individuals whose historical identity is essential to the content of the work, portraiture clearly constituted a fascination for Dutch and Flemish consumers of the early modern period. The aim of this volume is to show a balanced hand of current international research on 17th-century Flemish and Dutch - apparently pokerfaced - portraiture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPokerfaced.
Subtitle of host publicationFlemish and Dutch Baroque faces unveiled
EditorsKathelijne van der Stichelen, Bert Watteeuw
Place of PublicationTurnhout
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Pages125-140
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-2-503-52564-8
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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