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Rembrandt and the female nude

Author: Eric Jan Sluijter; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Publisher: [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, ©2006.
Series: Amsterdam studies in the Dutch golden age.
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First detailed study of Rembrandt's fascinating depictions of female nudes

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Named Person: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Rembrandt, Harmensz van Rijn.; Rembrandt, Harmensz van Rijn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Jan Sluijter; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
ISBN: 9053568379 9789053568378
OCLC Number: 85846136
Description: 448 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
1. Introduction --
Plates --
2. Andromeda chained to the rock --
Andromeda by Hendrick Goltzius and his circle --
The image of Andromeda's plight as metaphor --
Rembrandt and Andromeda --
2. Intermezzo : Rembrandt and the depiction of the passions in the 1620s and 1630s --
Rembrandt, Huygens, rhetoric, and antiquity --
Samuel van Hoogstraten and Rembrandt's ligdingen des gemoeds --
A theatrical analogy --
Rembrandt, Rubens, antiquity, and the passions : a case study --
4. Susanna and the Elders --
Susanna in prints of the sixteenth century --
Susanna in the early seventeenth century --
Rembrandt's Susanna of 1636 --
Rembrandt's Susanna of 1647 --
Some other Amsterdam Susannas of c.1640-1660. 5. Intermezzo : Images of the nude: moral disapproval and erotic impact --
Religious outrage --
Moralizing disapproval --
Erotic amusement --
A 'virtual reality' --
Playful erotic wit in images and texts --
Paintings with nudes in private homes --
6. Diana and her Nymphs surprised by Actaeon and the discovery of Callisto's pregnancy --
Diana surprised by Actaeon in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries --
The discovery of Callisto' Pregnancy in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries --
Rembrandt's painting of Diana and Her Nymphs --
Seventeenth-century interpretations of the two fables and Rembrandt's invention --
7. Intermezzo : Rembrandt and notions about art: 'coloring' and the 'from life' ideology --
Arnold Houbraken, Andries Pels, and Jan Emmens --
Jan de Bisschop and Joost van den Vondel --
Giorgio Vasari and Karel van Mander --
Karel van Mander continued --
From Rome to Holland : debates in the first half of the seventeenth century --
Joachim von Sandrart. 8. Danaë --
Legendary paintings of Danaë --
Titian's Danaë of 1545 --
Goltzius's Danaë of 1603 --
Ketel, Wtewael, and Bloemaert --
Back to Rembrandt's Danaë --
Rembrandt's contemporaries --
9. Intermezzo : Imitation, artistic competition, and 'Rapen' --
Van Mander, Angel, Van Hoogstraten, and Houbraken on the subject of rapen --
Imitation as part of the learning process and beyond --
Artistic competition --
10. Prints and related drawings : modeling the nude --
The Diana and the Nude Woman Seated on the Mound --
Sleeping Woman Approached by a Satyr --
The Artist drawing from the Nude Model)'Pygmalion") : Apelles Drawing Victory? --
Cleopatra and Adam and Eve --
Studies from the nude model, 1646-1661 --
Jupiter and Antiope --
11. Intermezzo : The nude, the artist, and the female model --
The nude and the naked : 'ideal' versus 'real' from Kenneth Clark to the seventeenth century --
Fictions about the artist and the nude female model --
Drawing after the nude female model --
Rembrandt's models : Hendrickje? 12. Bathsheba contemplating King David's letter --
The pictorial tradition --
Rembrandt's images of Bathsheba before 1654 --
Some paintings of Bathsheba of the 1640s and 1650s by Rembrandt's colleagues --
Rembrandt's Bathsheba of 1654 --
Bathsheba, the sense of sight, and the depiction of beauty --
The biblical Bathsheba --
Rembrandt's Bathshebas --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Illustration credits.
Series Title: Amsterdam studies in the Dutch golden age.
Responsibility: Eric Jan Sluijter.
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