Publication
Title
The test of time : art encyclopedias and formation of canon of 17th-century painters in the Low Countries
Author
Abstract
This article deals with the process of canon formation for Flemish and Dutch painters from the 17th century onwards. We examine how the essential art-historical treatises and art encyclopedias since Houbraken's Grote Schouburgh der Nederlandsche Konstschilders en Schilderessen ranked and evaluated the leading painters, based on the attention given to them in these volumes. Using standardized z-scores, we map the relative importance the selected artists received in these publications over the 3 centuries. In doing so, we emphasize the path-dependency and the dimension of time in explaining the endurance of certain artists in the long run. From our research it emanates that the canon of Netherlandish painters is much more volatile than previously assumed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Empirical studies of the arts. - Farmingdale, N.Y.
Publication
Farmingdale, N.Y. : 2013
ISSN
0276-2374
Volume/pages
31:1(2013), p. 81-105
ISI
000316708300005
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Art 
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 02.04.2013
Last edited 08.05.2017
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