Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art / Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 58 (2007/2008)

Body and Embodiment in Netherlandish Art / Lichaam en lichamelijkheid in de nederlandse kunst


This book covers the body and embodiment in Dutch visual art from 1450-1700. Portrayals of the body as we come across them in paintings, drawings and sculpture of the period are explored from recent art and cultural history perspectives in a succession of informative chapters. Among the themes looked at are: the iconology of the noli me tangere, the ideal soldier in Jacques de Gheyn’s Wapenhandelinghe, the painted skin in art theory, Jan Gossaert’s epitomisation of the Maecenas, the secrets of the dummy, the female nude as Ruben’s trademark, Rembrandt and the body language of Mughal miniatures and Frederick Ruysch between anatomy and art. Text in English and Dutch.

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“Introduction”, Ann-Sophie Lehmann & Herman Roodenburg
“The Gaze in the Garden: Body and Embodiment in Noli me tangere”, Barbara Baert
“Gossaert’s Neptune and Amphitrite and the Body of the Patron”, Stephanie Schrader
“Andreas Vesalius’s De Fabrica Corporis humana, Depiction of the Human Model in Word and Image”, Catrien Santing
“Fleshing out the Body: The ‘Colours of the Naked’ in Workshop Practice and Art Theory, 1400-1600”, Ann-Sophie Lehmann
“Defining Beauty: Rubens’s Female Nudes”, Karolien De Clippel
“Arms and the Man: Constructing the Soldier in Jacques de Gheyn’s Wapenhandelinghe”, Suzanne J. Walker
“Rembrandt and the Body Language of Mughal Miniatures”, Zirka Z. Filipczak
“The Wooden Body: Representing the Manikin in Dutch Artists’ Studios”, H. Perry Chapman
“Het lichaam als borduursel: kunst en kennis in het anatomisch kabinet van Frederick Ruysch”, Gijsbert M. van de Roemer
“Embodying Race and Pleasure: Dirck Valkenburg’s Slave Dance”, Rebecca Parker Brienen