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Rubens, Rembrandt, and drawing in the Golden Age

Lobis, Victoria Sancho2019
An extraordinary history of Netherlandish drawing, focused on the training and skill of artists during the long 17th century. With a lively narrative thread and thematic chapters, this book offers an exceptional introduction to Dutch and Flemish drawing during the long 17th century. Victoria Sancho Lobis discusses the many roles of drawing in artistic training, its function in the production of works in other media, and its emergence as a medium in its own right. Beautifully illustrated with some 120 drawings by artists including Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Hendrick Goltzius, Gerrit von Honthorst, and Jacob De Gheyn, this book surveys current methodologies of studying these works and features a brief history of Dutch papermaking and watermarks as well as a glossary. Paying careful attention to materials and techniques, and informed by recent conservation treatments, Lobis explains how to look at these drawings as records of experimentation and skill, true windows into the artist's mind. Exhibition: The Art Institute of Chicago, USA (28.09.2019-05.01.2020).
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Rubens, Rembrandt, and drawing in the Golden Age / Victoria Sancho Lobis ; with an essay by Antoinette Owen and contributions by Francesca Casadio and Emily Vokt Ziemba.
Chicago, IL : The Art Institute of Chicago : distributed by Yale University Press, 2019
354 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 27 cm.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title organized and presented at the Art Institute of Chicago, September 28, 2019, to January 2020.Includes bibliographic references (pages 338-349) and index.
Foreword / James Rondeau -- Acknowledgments -- Note to the reader -- Glossary -- From experiment to spectacle -- Under the master's watchful eye -- The imperative of Italy -- The live model -- From the imagination -- In service of her sister arts -- The independent landscape -- The afterlife of drawings -- Catalogue of drawings / compiled by Laurel Garber, Meg Hausberg, Victoria Sancho Lobis, and Emily Vokt Ziemba -- Paper in the Netherlands / Antoinette Owen -- Watermarks / Antoinette Owen -- Works cited -- Index.
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