Title
Name hunting, visual characteristics, and "new old masters" : tracking the taste for paintings at eighteenth-century auctionsName hunting, visual characteristics, and "new old masters" : tracking the taste for paintings at eighteenth-century auctions
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. History
Research group
Centre for Urban History
Publication type
article
Publication
Davis, Calif.,
Subject
Art
History
Source (journal)
Eighteenth-century studies. - Davis, Calif.
Volume/pages
46(2012):1, p. 57-84
ISSN
0013-2586
ISI
000310408800003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Dries Lyna, Name Hunting, Visual Characteristics, and "New Old Masters": Tracking the Taste for Paintings at Eighteenth-Century Auctions In research on the historical formation of the art canon, market valuations are usually perceived as mere reflections of the constant reexamination of the canon that took place elsewhere, in art theoretical treatises and artists' biographies. Questions on the exact relationship between market forces, individual preferences, and theoretical art canons have not been part of the research agenda. The article addresses this complex interplay by examining buyers' behavior at eighteenth-century auction sales in the Southern Netherlands. Over 5000 lots of paintings allow us to map out taste patterns for art, compare the market's ranking of artists with the canon, and detect specific buyer behavior at art auctions in the late eighteenth century.
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