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Harvey Miller
M. Rijks
Artists’ and Artisans’ Collections in Early Modern Antwerp
Catalysts of Innovation

approx. 250 p., 70 b/w ill. + 30 colour ill., 5 b/w tables, 220 x 280 mm
ISBN: 978-1-912554-05-8
Languages: English
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For the first time, the collections of artists and artisans in Antwerp are investigated systematically. This yields new results about the connection between making and collecting: between innovation and appreciation.
The crucial role of the city of Antwerp in the history of collecting has long been noted in historical and art historical scholarship. However, up to now there has not been a foundational study of the collecting practices of broader social groups in seventeenth-century Antwerp. This present study makes up for the lack in research by focusing on collecting activities of learned artists and artisans – the social groups that, together with the educated merchants, stood at the centre of and shaped the city’s cultural life. In their double roles as makers-collectors, they put a strong mark on the culture of collecting.
Marlise Rijks (1986) is a postdoc researcher at Leiden University, specialized in art and knowledge in the Early Modern period, in particular of the Low Countries.
Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Art History (general)
Baroque art history
Modern History (1501 to the present)

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