The Group Portraiture of Holland

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Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1999 - Art - 412 pages
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In The Group Portraiture of Holland, art historian Alois Riegl (1858-1905) argues that the artists of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Holland radically altered the beholders relationship to works of art. Group portraits by artists such as Rembrandt and Frans Halls reflect an egalitarian viewpoint not found in the more hierarchically structured Italian works of the same period. First published in 1902 and here in English for the first time, the book opened up areas of inquiry that continue to engage scholars today.

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Introduction Wolfgang Kemp The Group Portraiture of Holland
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Riegl was one of the greatest modern art historians.

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