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Author Swan, Claudia.

Title Art, science, and witchcraft in early modern Holland : Jacques de Gheyn II (1565-1629) / Claudia Swan.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  759.9492 GHEN/ SWAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 254 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in Netherlandish visual culture.
Cambridge studies in Netherlandish visual culture.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-246) and index.
Contents 1. Approximating nature "from the life" -- 2. Making nature : the Lugt album -- 3. Patterns of experience, pictures of nature : blowfish and flower still-life paintings -- 4. The wherewithal of de Gheyn's witches -- 5. Seeing witches : thinking about witchcraft in the Netherlands -- 6. Trouble in the Ventricles : Phantasia, melancholy, witchcraft -- 7. Conclusion.
Summary "In this book, Claudia Swan offers an account of the rise of scientific naturalism in Dutch art, while also exploring another major aspect of Jacques de Gheyn's oeuvre - his fantastic imagery and especially his representation of witches. Examining the artist's oscillation between these two aesthetic poles, her work sets into cultural context early modern ideas about the reprocity between visual representation and descriptive science. Moreover, it uncovers the parallels that existed between demonological theories of the human imagination and artistic theories of creativity."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Gheyn, Jacob de, 1565-1629 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Naturalism in art -- Netherlands.
Witchcraft in art.
Variant Title Jacques de Gheyn II (1565-1629)
ISBN 9780521826747 (cased) £48.00
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