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Merriam, Susan

Works: 2 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 218 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ND1393.F53, 758.4209493
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Merriam
Seventeenth-century Flemish garland paintings : still life, vision, and the devotional image by Susan Merriam( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on three celebrated northern European still life painters?Jan Brueghel, Daniel Seghers, and Jan Davidsz. de Heem?this book examines the emergence of the first garland painting in 1607-1608, and its subsequent transformation into a widely collected type of devotional image, curiosity, and decorative form. The first sustained study of the garland paintings, the book uses contextual and formal analysis to achieve two goals. One, it demonstrates how and why the paintings flourished in a number of contexts, ranging from an ecclesiastical center in Milan, to a Jesuit chapter house and private collections in Antwerp, to the Habsburg court in Vienna. Two, the book shows that when viewed over the course of the century, the images produced by Brueghel, Seghers and de Heem share important similarities, including an interest in self-referentiality and the exploration of pictorial form and materials. Using a range of evidence (inventories, period response, the paintings themselves), Susan Merriam shows how the pictures reconfigured the terms in which the devotional image was understood, and asked the viewer to consider in new ways how pictures are made and experienced."--Provided by publisher
Collaboration in Antwerp and the working partnership of P.P. Rubens and Jan Brueghel by Susan Merriam( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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