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Martens, Maximiliaan P. J.

Works: 104 works in 252 publications in 5 languages and 2,660 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collaborator, zxx, Contributor, Performer, Director, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: ND673.C49, 759.9493
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Most widely held works by Maximiliaan P. J Martens
Petrus Christus : Renaissance master of Bruges by Maryan W Ainsworth( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is an important new account of the life and work of the Flemish master Petrus Christus. It is the first volume to focus specifically on the physical characteristics of his works as criteria for judging attribution, dating, and the extent to which he was indebted to Jan van Eyck and other artists for the development of his technique and style. The author's aim is to examine how certain works were made in order to solve some rather traditional questions of connoisseurship. Recent technical and archival investigations, the results of which are published here together for the first time, form the basis of a sophisticated reassessment of Christus. His relationship with van Eyck's workshop is explored. There is a careful description of his working methods, including his use of underdrawings and his exploration of perspective. The results of dendrochronological analyses of many of his panels are also given. As important as this technical and art-historical evaluation is the social and biographical background that is provided. Christus is placed in the context of fifteenth-century Bruges, a wealthy and powerful city under the rule of the dukes of Burgundy. its status as a ducal seat fostered a lively cultural life, and patrons for artistic undertakings were also found in the relatively large number of well-to-do citizens and foreign merchants who lived there. The economic, social, and political forces that affected Bruges are described, as is their impact on the city's community of artists, which included Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling
Bruges and the Renaissance : Memling to Pourbus by Maximiliaan P. J Martens( Book )

16 editions published in 1998 in 4 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated and wide-ranging study brings Bruges' Renaissance to life. It opens in the 1480s, when artist Gerard David settled in Bruges and Hans Mernling was painting some of his greatest masterpieces, and ends in 1584, when Pieter Pourbus, the most important painter working in Bruges in the second half of the sixteenth century, died in the port city." "Essays by a team of experts explore the artistic developments of the intervening nine decades, with a focus on the spread of ideas from the Italian Renaissance to northern Europe. Through trade, the migration of artists, and the circulation of art works, new intellectual and aesthetic standards seeped into local artists' work, resulting in the glorious images that are so beautifully reproduced in this volume."--Jacket
Van Eyck in detail by Annick Born( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famed for his focused observation of nature, Flemish painter Jan van Eyck (c. 1395-1441) studied fauna and flora in their natural environment and under carefully chosen lighting conditions, and then achieved a breathtaking and convincing realism in his paintings. Each panel is a collection of minuscule details rendered with superb clarity from foreground to background--or at least that is the impression at first glance. As this book reveals, that is precisely where Van Eyck's exceptional talent lay: He understood that the human brain is able to supplement visual perception where necessary. Here, details from Van Eyck's paintings are organized by such themes as nature, architecture, daily life, fabrics, glass, jewelry and mirrors, and portraits. Opening with a biographical note and an essay on the technique of oil painting on panel, the authors explain the significance of the individual details and how Van Eyck achieved his innovative artistic results. With a preface by contemporary painter Luc Tuymans, this book is an unprecedented look at the work of a popular master
Bruges et la Renaissance : de Memling á Pourbus : notices by Belgium) Memlingmuseum (Bruges( Book )

23 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits of the city : representing urban space in later medieval and early modern Europe( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last decades, representations of medieval and early modern urban space have witnessed an increasing popularity as objects of study within the historical disciplines. Scholars with different backgrounds investigate urban landscapes in various forms and using a wide range of media. In general, such portraits of the city cover different types of visual and written documents. The twelve essays gathered in this book all cover specific types of such portraits, ranging from historiographical texts and archival record, over drawings, prints and paintings to maps and real urban architectural settings. Moreover, the interdisciplinary scope results in an ample compilation of various innovative methodologies, currently applied in the fields of study and disciplines addressed in the book. Portraits of the City provides a representative overview of the current state of knowledge and is in this way a relevant contribution to the international debate on representations of the city. --Provided by publisher
De muurschilderkunst te Gent : 12de tot 16de eeuw by Maximiliaan P. J Martens( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lodewijk van Gruuthuse : mecenas en Europees diplomaat, ca. 1427-1492 by Maximiliaan P. J Martens( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in Dutch and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision & material : interaction between art and science in Jan van Eyck's time by Marc de Mey( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contributions to the BRUSSELS conference held in 2010 at the Palace of the Academies. With articles by: Inigo Bocken (Radbout University, Nijmegen), Till-Holger Borchert (Groeninge Museum, Bruges), Mark Clarke (Lisbon University), Bruno Cornelis (Vrije Universiteit, Brussels), Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University, USA), Marc De Mey (Ghent University), Dominique Deneffe (KIKIRPA, Brussels), Ann Dooms (Vrije Universiteit, Brussels), Bart Fransen (KIKIRPA, Brussels), Ingrid Geelen (KIKIRPA, Brussels), Alan Gilchrist (Rutgers University, USA), Jan Koenderink (MIT, USA and universities of Delft and Leuven), Maximiliaan P.J. Martens (Ghent University), Aleksandra Pižurica (Ghent University), Ljiljana Platiša (Ghent University), Tijana Ružić (Ghent University), Wolfgang Schneider (Hildesheim University), Harald Schwaetzer (Alanus Hochschule), Cyriel Stroo (KIKIRPA, Brussels), Boris Uspenskij (National Research University, Moscow), Abbie Vandivere (Amsterdam University)."--Provided by publisher
Petrus Christus by Maryan W Ainsworth( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in French and Dutch and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cadre social, culturel et biographique de cet artiste de la Bruges prospère du XVe siècle. Une analyse critique et détaillée de tous les tableaux datés et signés. Il a contribué à répandre au nord des Alpes les découvertes du quattrocento dans le domaine de la perspective rationnelle
Pieter Bruegel ongezien : de verborgen Antwerpse collecties by Manfred Sellink( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ExtravagAnt! : a forgotten chapter of Antwerp painting, 1500-1538 : catalogue by Royal Museum of Fine Arts (Antwerp)( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apelles achterna : Renaissancetekeningen uit de Zuidelijke Nederlanden uit Antwerpse privécollecties by Koenraad Jonckheere( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunstenaars genieten in de 16de eeuw een groot aanzien: ze leiden bloeiende ateliers, reizen doorheen Europa en werken voor binnen- en buitenlandse opdrachtgevers. Hun oeuvre bestaat ook uit tekeningen, een genre dat zich dan tot een zelfstandige kunstvorm ontwikkelt. Het Museum Mayer van den Bergh presenteert voor het eerst een veertigtal unieke Renaissancetekeningen uit Antwerpse privécollecties. Exhibition: Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerpen, Belgium (25.10.2014-25.01.2015)
La dynastie Brueghel [exposition, Paris], Pinacothèque de Paris, 11 octobre 2013-16 mars 2014 by Pinacothèque de Paris( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue de l'exposition "La dynastie Brueghel, les peintres témoins de leur temps" présentée à la Pinacothèque de Paris, du 11 octobre 2013 au 16 mars 2014.00La dynastie Brueghel va développer durant trois générations, aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles, les représentations les plus symptomatiques d’une époque, d’un mode de vie et de coutumes dans toute une région, les Flandres et le Nord de l’Europe. Pieter Brueghel l’Ancien (1520/1525-1569) en fut le plus grand représentant. Son oeuvre scrute l’existence humaine et pose des questions essentielles. Ses paysages animés de gens du peuple et ses scènes de la vie paysanne constituent une critique acerbe des vices et des folies de l’homme, telles ces illustrations de proverbes et de dictons populaires, tour à tour effrayantes, édifiantes, ou mordantes, souvent chargées d’enseignements moraux, mais dont la lecture n’est pas toujours immédiate
Van Eyck : par le détail by Annick Born( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artistic patronage in Bruges institutions, ca. 1440-1482 by Maximiliaan P. J Martens( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldus is opgeschilderd : Middeleeuwse muurschilderingen in Friese kerken, 1100-1600 by Marieke van Zanten( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapping markets for paintings in Europe 1450-1750 by B Blondé( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editors, Neil De Marchi and Hans J. Van Miegroet, an economist and an historian, have collaborated across their disciplines for ten years. Here they have interspersed participants' essays with brief connecting observations, to produce a text that respects displinary expertise while making connections across locations and across time. Much has been written about European paintings; but how markets in paintings emerged, who they served, what roles and institutions were developed that enabled them to function effectively, and how exchange affected visual preferences, have not been studied in such a deliberately wide angled, comparative way."
ExtravagAnt! : 1500-1530 : een kwarteeuw Antwerpse schilderkunst herontdekt : catalogus by Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Antwerpen)( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Petrus Christus : Renaissance master of Bruges
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Martens, Max

Martens, Max 1960-

Martens, Maximiliaan 1960-

Martens, Maximiliaan P.

Martens, Maximiliaan Pieter Jan

Martens, Maximiliaan Pieter Jan 1960-

Bruges and the Renaissance : Memling to PourbusMapping markets for paintings in Europe 1450-1750