Amsterdam University Press
Creating Distinctions in Dutch Genre Painting
Title
Creating Distinctions in Dutch Genre Painting
Subtitle
Repetition and Invention
Author
Angela Ho
Price
€ 109,00
ISBN
9789462982970
Binding
Hardback
Number of pages
272
Publication date
Dimensions
24 x 17 cm
Discipline
History
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Reviews

"Ho’s thesis is a compelling one that goes far in explaining the readily observable phenomena of repetition and invention in seventeenth-century Dutch genre painting." - Wayne Franits, Syracuse University, CAA Reviews April 2018. Read the full review here.



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Angela Ho

Creating Distinctions in Dutch Genre Painting

Repetition and Invention

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.

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Author

Angela Ho

Angela K. Ho is Assistant Professor of Art History at George Mason University, USA.