Peasant Scenes and Landscapes

Larry Silver investigates the origins of new pictorial types and their media as a phenomenon of sixteenth-century Antwerp and interprets several pictorial genres as he charts their evolution and their role in the development and marketing of individual artistic styles.

Peasant Scenes and Landscapes
The Rise of Pictorial Genres in the Antwerp Art Market

Larry Silver

2006 | 392 pages | Cloth $59.95 | Paper $34.95
Fine Art | History
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

1. Introduction: "Cultural Selection" and the Origin of Pictorial Species
2. Antwerp as a Cultural System
3. Town and Country: Painted Worlds of Early Landscapes
4. Money Matters
5. Kitchens and Markets
6. Labor and Leisure: The Peasant
7. Second Bosch: Family Resemblance and the Marketing of Art
8. Descent from Bruegel I: From Flanders to Holland
9. Descent from Bruegel II: Flemish Friends and Family
10. Trickle-Down Genres: The "Curious" Cases of Flowers and Seascapes
11. Conclusions: Value and Values in the Capital of Capitalism