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Rubens the Garden of love as Conversatie à la mode

Author: Elise Goodman
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1992.
Series: Oculi, 4
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This interdisciplinary study argues a new reading of Ruben's Garden of Love--Conversatie a la mode or Conversatie van joffrs--situating the painting in 17th-century artistic, social, and literary contexts requisite to its appreciation. Depicting a "conversation"--a modish company, primarily women, in agreeable discourse--the Conversatie embodies ideas on manners and courtship in Rubens's polite society. As  Read more...

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Named Person: Peter Paul Rubens, Sir; Petrus Paulus Rubens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elise Goodman
ISBN: 902725334X 9789027253347 155619269X 9781556192692
OCLC Number: 586056204
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 113-120. Index.
Description: 199 p.-66 p. de pl. : ill. en noir et en coul. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1: Conversatie a la mode, Conversatie van joffrs, or Garden of Love: Choosing among the titles --
2: Garden of Love: Establishing the pictorial contexts --
3: La Mode: Making the French connection --
4: Conversatie: Incorporating the theory of pleasure and leisure --
5: A la mode: Presenting fashionable ladies and gentlemen --
6: Conversatie van joffrs: Idealizing the coquette --
7: Garden of Love: Relating the lady to the landscape --
8: Conversatie: Poeticizing the painting --
9: The Conversatie a la mode: Showing the society at play.
Series Title: Oculi, 4
Responsibility: Elise Goodman.
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A comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of Rubens's painting, "Conversatie a la Mode" or "Conversatie van Joffrs". It argues that the work embodies ideas on manners, patterns of courtship and  Read more...


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