Creating Distinctions In Dutch Genre Painting: Repetition And Invention by Angela HoCreating Distinctions In Dutch Genre Painting: Repetition And Invention by Angela Ho

Creating Distinctions In Dutch Genre Painting: Repetition And Invention

byAngela Ho

Hardcover | June 19, 2017

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In the mid-to-late seventeenth century, a number of Dutch painters created a new type of refined genre painting that was much admired by elite collectors. In this book, Angela Ho uses the examples of Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, and Frans van Mieris to show how this group of artists made creative use of repetition—such as crafting virtuosic, self-referential compositions around signature motifs, or engaging esteemed predecessors in a competitive dialogue through emulation—to project a distinctive artistic personality. The resulting paintings enabled purchasers and viewers to exercise their connoisseurial eye and claim membership in an exclusive circle of sophisticated enthusiasts—making creative repetition a successful strategy for both artists and viewers.
Angela Ho is assistant professor of art history at George Mason University in Virginia.
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Title:Creating Distinctions In Dutch Genre Painting: Repetition And InventionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.4 × 6.7 × 0.8 inPublished:June 19, 2017Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:946298297X

ISBN - 13:9789462982970

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Key Concepts
2. A Niche of One's Own: Gerrit Dou's Brand-Building Project
3. The Pleasure of Novelty: Gerard ter Borch's Innovation
4. Invention through Repetition: Imitation and Emulation in the Work of Frans van Mieris
Epilogue: On Signature Products, Knock-Offs, and Product Lines
Notes
Bibliography
Index