The Learned Eye
Regarding Art, Theory, and the Artist's Reputation
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
Rembrandt's "learned eye," his understanding of both the methods and the reality of being an artist, is also visible in the work and lives of other masters like Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, and Nicholas Poussin. Contributors to The Learned Eye examine their visions, as well as those of other, more modern artists, all dedicated to the interdisciplinary fields of art, art history, curation, and restoration. Dedicated to the leader of the Rembrandt Research Project, Ernst van de Wetering, The Learned Eye is a superb overview of the artist at work and an exquisite argument for creative and expansive art scholarship.
"The Learned Eye"
"Biography of Ernst van de Wetering"
Part I: The Work of Art
"In the Beginning There Was Red"
"The Use of Wood in Rembrandt's Workshop. Wood Identification and Dendrochronological Analyses"
"Rembrandt's Drawing The Raising of the Cross in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston"
"The Portrait of Theodorus Schrevelius"
Part II: The Rules of Art
"The Contours in the Paintings of the Oranjezaal, Huis ten Bosch"
"Aelbert Cuyp's Innovative Use of Spatial Devices"
"Colour Symbolism in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting"
"Rembrandt and Rhetoric. The Concepts of affectus, enargeia and ornatus in Samuel van Hoogstraten's Judgement of His Master"
Part III: The Artist's Reputation
"'A Record and Memorial of his Talents for Posterity': Anthony van Dyck's Sketch of the Garter Procession"
"'Das Werk erdacht und cirkulirt'. The Position of Architects at the Court of King Ferdinand I of Bohemia and His Son, Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria"
"Crossing the Wall of History. Etienne Delecluze on the Art and Morality of Jacques-Louis David"
"Goltzius, Painting and Flesh; or, Why Goltzius Began to Paint in 1600"
Part IV: Painters, Patrons and Art-Lovers
"'Pour mon honneur et pour vostre contentement': Nicolas Poussin, Paul Freart de Chantelou and the Making and Collecting of Copies"
"Gerard de Lairesse and Jacob de Wit in situ"
"'The Painter he findes at his Easill at worke'"
Bibliography of Ernst van de Wetering
About the Authors
Index of Names