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The Resource The paintings of Lucas van Leyden : a new appraisal, with catalogue raisonné, Elise Lawton Smith

The paintings of Lucas van Leyden : a new appraisal, with catalogue raisonné, Elise Lawton Smith

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The paintings of Lucas van Leyden : a new appraisal, with catalogue raisonné
Title
The paintings of Lucas van Leyden
Title remainder
a new appraisal, with catalogue raisonné
Statement of responsibility
Elise Lawton Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
Lucas van Leyden (1494?-1533) was a remarkably versatile artist. His art, noted for its realism, dramatic power, and careful execution, ranges from the small half-length narratives of his youth to the carefully constructed, multifigured representations of his later years. Until quite recently Lucas's oeuvre was inflated with inferior copies or stylistically unrelated works, leading one scholar to describe his painting career as inconsistent and illogical. Within the last fifteen years, however, his production and development as a painter have been redefined. Despite this renewed interest, The Paintings of Lucas van Leyden is the first comprehensive appraisal of Lucas's paintings. Smith's survey of the biographical data focuses on Lucas's disputed birth date, his artistic training, and his travels to the southern Netherlands, which brought him into contact with two of the most significant northern artists of the early sixteenth century, Albrecht Durer and Jan Gossaert. Smith reveals the influence of their work, along with the prints of Marcantonio Raimondi, on Lucas's stylistic development. His paintings are also examined with reference to recurring thematic motifs. The early allegorical genre panels - with depictions of gaming, fortune-telling, and betrothal scenes - constitute an important transition in the movement of Netherlandish art away from its roots in the medieval church, providing Lucas with themes that reappeared in his later years. Most significant, the underlying topos of the Power of Women, with its corollary warning against the temptations of the flesh, was repeated in certain of his Old Testament paintings. The catalogue raisonne contains entries on the extant originals as well as the numerous sixteenth- and seventeenth-century copies after lost works. These inclusions double the number of compositions firmly in Lucas's oeuvre, providing us with a richer understanding of his accomplishments as a painter. This book will be an important addition to the history of Netherlandish art, as well as an aid to students of Flemish, German, and Italian art. In addition, it should appeal to cultural historians who are concerned with issues such as the representation of women, allegories of gaming, and artistic responses to the Reformation
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Smith, Elise Lawton
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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1494-1533
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  • Lucas
  • University of Missouri Press
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  • Lucas
  • Lucas
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The paintings of Lucas van Leyden : a new appraisal, with catalogue raisonné, Elise Lawton Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Career and Artistic Development. Ch. 1. A Biographical Account. Ch. 2. Stylistic Development of the Paintings. Ch. 3. Iconographic Concerns -- pt. II. Catalogue Raisonne. Old Testament Paintings. New Testament Paintings. Saints. Portraits. History Painting. Allegorical Genre Paintings. Erroneous Attributions -- Appendix: Lucas van Leyden's Appearance
Control code
25915623
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 386 pages
Isbn
9780826208248
Lccn
92018250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1459422
Label
The paintings of Lucas van Leyden : a new appraisal, with catalogue raisonné, Elise Lawton Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Career and Artistic Development. Ch. 1. A Biographical Account. Ch. 2. Stylistic Development of the Paintings. Ch. 3. Iconographic Concerns -- pt. II. Catalogue Raisonne. Old Testament Paintings. New Testament Paintings. Saints. Portraits. History Painting. Allegorical Genre Paintings. Erroneous Attributions -- Appendix: Lucas van Leyden's Appearance
Control code
25915623
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 386 pages
Isbn
9780826208248
Lccn
92018250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1459422

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