Book Series Museums at the Crossroads, vol. 22

The Nude and the Norm in the Early Modern Low Countries

Karolien De Clippel, Katharina Van Cauteren, Katlijne Van der Stighelen (eds)

  • Pages: 220 p.
  • Size:210 x 297 mm
  • Illustrations:132 b/w
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2011

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-53569-2
  • Paperback
  • Available


"(...) the interest evinced by The Nude and the Norm is highly welcome." (Marisa Bass, in:, 10 October 2012)

"This diverse collection of essays demonstrates the value of investigating a large topic (the nude) at a specific cultural moment. The findings serve to enrich our understanding of the 'northern nude', and will inform and entertain all scholars of the early modern period." (Amy Orrock, in: Journal of the Northern Renaissance, November 2014,


Table of Contents :

Katlijne Van der Stighelen, Introduction - Eric Jan Sluijter, The Nude, the Artist and the Model: The Case of Rembrandt - Erna Kok, The Female Nude from Life: On Studio Practice and Beholder Fantasy - Victoria Sancho Lobis, Printed Drawing Books and the Dissemination of Ideal Male Anatomy in Northern Europe - Paul Taylor, Colouring Nakedness in Netherlandish Art and Theory - Hubert Meeus, Two Founts of Ivory: Nudity on Stage in the Seventeenth Century Low Countries- Johan Verberckmoes, Is that Flesh for Sale? Seventeenth-Century Jests on Nudity in the Spanish Netherlands - Ralph Dekoninck, Art Stripped Bare by the Theologians, Even: Image of Nudity / Nudity of Image in the Post-Tridentine Religious Literature - Veerle De Laet, Een Naeckt Kindt, een Naeckt Vrauwken ende Andere Figueren: An Analysis of Nude Representations in the Brussels Domestic Setting