Artifice and Illusion: Art and Writing of Samuel Van Hoogstraten (Hardback)
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Artifice and Illusion: Art and Writing of Samuel Van Hoogstraten (Hardback)

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Hardback 430 Pages / Published: 09/11/1995
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Samuel van Hoogstraten was a talented pupil and early critic of Rembrandt, as well as the author of a major Dutch painting treatise. In this book, Celeste Brusati looks at the art, writing and career of this multi-faceted artist. Analyzing van Hoogstraten's painting treatise, illusionistic pictures, perspective boxes and trompe-l'oeil images, Brusati reveals the crucial role these endeavours played in the forging of van Hoogstraten's professional and social identity. Brusati looks at the historical circumstances of van Hoogstraten's career, which he fashioned from a convergence of Dutch cultural practices, family genealogy and his considerable entrepreneurial acumen. She shows how van Hoogstraten exploited the court patronage system to secure the worth of his work in the newer market culture of the Dutch Republic. Brusati explores van Hoogstraten's use of illusionistic artifice in his art and writing to shed new light on the much disputed nature of Dutch "realism", and she discusses how a notion of "experimental artistry", which linked representational craft to the production of knowledge, informed van Hoogstraten's many projects and framed the terms within which he and his colleagues understood artistic achievement during this period.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226077857
Number of pages: 430
Weight: 1062 g
Dimensions: 245 x 178 x 31 mm

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