From Rembrandt to Vermeer : 17Th-Century Dutch Artists
(Jane Turner (Editor))
One of the most creative and accessible periods of art the world has ever known, the Golden Age is brought to life in an unprecedented series of biographies of the artists active in the Netherlands during the 17th-century. Painters in the Dutch Republic specialized in portraits, domestic genre scenes, still-lives, and landscapes--metaphors of the tiny new country's immense pride and wealth. This book features biographies on all the great masters from Frans Hals to Vermeer to Rembrandt. There are entries on more that 220 artists.
Rubens' Landscapes : Making and Meaning
This gorgeous book focuses on the landscape paintings of Peter Paul Rubens, in particular one of the greatest treasures in London`s National Gallery-Landscape with Het Steen. Brown places Rubens`s landscapes in the tradition of Flemish landscape painting, analyzes his working methods, describes his years at Het Steen, and examines the influence of his works on British painters
The Making of Rubens
This rich and readable study places Rubens`s art and life in a modern context. In a provocative discussion of Rubens`s bacchic pictures, Svetlana Alpers takes up the relation between making art and national consciousness, the role played by gender in the formation of artistic taste, and the equivocal nature of human creativity.