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Gibson, Walter S.

Overview
Works: 110 works in 342 publications in 8 languages and 7,340 library holdings
Genres: Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History  Bibliography  Catalogues raisonnés  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: ND673.B73, 759.9492
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Most widely held works by Walter S Gibson
Hieronymus Bosch by Walter S Gibson( Book )

90 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 9 languages and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one can look at the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch without amazement and bewilderment. Professor Gibson shows that what seems inexplicable to us today--the canvases full of torture, monsters, and leering devils--was perfectly intelligible to the fifteenth-century viewer. The subjects of Bosch's paintings were in fact the overwhelming concerns of late medieval Europe: the Last Judgment, original sin, death, temptations of the flesh. The author describes each picture in detail, placing each work within the context of medieval folklore and religion, and explains that many of the acts portrayed in the pictures were visual translations of verbal puns or metaphors
Bruegel by Walter S Gibson( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirror of the earth : the world landscape in sixteenth-century Flemish painting by Walter S Gibson( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flemish world landscapes, which depict extensive panoramas seen in bird's-eye perspective, were produced in large numbers, chiefly at Antwerp, during the sixteenth century. In Mirror of the earth, Walter Gibson presents a comprehensive study of the world landscape, establishing it as a distinct pictorial type and analyzing it within the artistic and intellectual milieu in which it flourished. We learn that far from being a medieval anachronism, as some scholars have insisted, the world landscape was very much a product of its time, associated with contemporary advances in cartography and reflecting a Renaissance view of the world and of man's relationship to it
Time and transformation in seventeenth-century Dutch art by Susan Donahue Kuretsky( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized by Susan Kuretsky, professor of art at Vassar College, Time and Transformation in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art brings together over ninety Dutch seventeenth-century paintings and works on paper from renowned American collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago, in a major examination of themes dealing with the transformative effects of time and circumstance. The exhibition is being seen for the first time at Vassar's Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, in Poughkeepsie, from April 8-June 19, 2005 before traveling to two other U.S. museums through 2006. The book includes: S. Kuretsky "Dutch Ruins: Time and Transformation," C. Levesque "Haarlem Landscapes and Ruins: Nature Transformed," W. Gibson "Bloemaert's Privy: The Rustic Ruin in Dutch Art," A. Wheelock, Jr. "Accidents and Disasters," L. Fedele Orr "Embracing Antiquity: The Dutch Response to Rome," E. L̲ffler "Ruins in the Netherlands: The Present Situation."
Pleasant places : the rustic landscape from Bruegel to Ruisdael by Walter S Gibson( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gibson's multilayered exploration of the rustic landscape enhances our understanding of the Golden Age in Dutch art, and his evocative language recalls a countryside now largely gone. At the same time, this illustrated book gracefully articulates the role of the Dutch rustic landscape in the history of landscape painting."--Jacket
Pieter Bruegel and the art of laughter by Walter S Gibson( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pieter Bruegel (ca. 1525-1569), generally considered the greatest Flemish painter of the sixteenth century, was described in 1604 by his earliest biographer as a supremely comic artist, few of whose works failed to elicit laughter. Today, however, we approach Bruegel's art as anything but a laughing matter. His paintings and drawings are thought to conceal profound allegories best illuminated with scholarly erudition. In this book, Walter S. Gibson takes a new look at Bruegel, arguing that the artist was no erudite philosopher, but a man very much in the world, and that a significant part of his art is best appreciated in the context of humor. In his examination of the witty and amusing elements in Bruegel's paintings, prints, and drawings in relation to the sixteenth century European culture of laughter, Gibson reminds us exactly why Bruegel was one of the most original artists of his time." "In a series of chapters, Gibson explores the function and production of laughter in the sixteenth century, examines the ways in which Bruegel exploited the comic potential of Hieronymus Bosch, and traces how the artist developed his remarkable gift for physiognomy in his work, culminating in three paintings of festive peasants he produced during the 1560s: the Wedding Dance, the Kermis, and the Wedding Banquet. Gibson also takes a detailed look at the Dulle Griet, Bruegel's most complex evocation of Bosch."--Jacket
In detail : new studies of Northern Renaissance art in honor of Walter S. Gibson( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and French and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paintings of Cornelis Engebrechtsz by Walter S Gibson( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelis Engebrechtsz : a sixteenth-century Leiden artist and his workshop by J. P Filedt Kok( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelis Engebrechtsz (c. 1462-1527) was the first major Leiden painter to whom works can be attributed with certainty. These include a Triptych with the Lamentation, dated c. 1508 and a Triptych with the Crucifixion, probably a decade later, both of which were made for the Mariënpoel Convent near Leiden, and which are now in the Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden. These Leiden altarpieces display the influence of the dynamic mannered style and palette of the Antwerp Mannerists, including rather splendid gold brocades. On the basis of the documented works no more as dozen paintings and some fragments can be attributed to the Master himself but many more can be connected to his workshop. This makes it likely that he had a large workshop specialising in devotional works. Engebrechtsz's pupils include his three sons
Pieter Bruegel the Elder : two studies by Walter S Gibson( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second essay considers three of Bruegel's peasant scenes within a far-ranging discussion of the peasant in sixteenth-century thought. Gibson offers his own conclusions to the ongoing debate over what Bruegel intended to convey in his peasant scenes
The art of laughter in the age of Bosch and Bruegel by Walter S Gibson( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iconography and iconology in Western art : a selected bibliography by Walter S Gibson( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hieronymus Bosch and the vision of hell in the late Middle Ages by Walter S Gibson( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hieronymus Bosch and the Dutch tradition by Walter S Gibson( )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hieronymus Bosch and the Mirror of Man : the authorship and iconography of the 'Tabletop of the Seven Deadly Sins' by Walter S Gibson( )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paintings of Lucas van Leyden by Walter S Gibson( )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists and "Rederijkers" in the age of Bruegel by Walter S Gibson( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruegel, Dulle Griet, and sexist politics in the sixteenth century by Walter S Gibson( )

2 editions published in 1979 in Dutch and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invented in hell : Bosch's tree-man by Walter S Gibson( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Time and transformation in seventeenth-century Dutch art
Alternative Names
Gibson, Walter

Gibson, Walter 1932-

Gibson, Walter S.

Gibson, Walter Samuel.

Gibson, Walter Samuel 1932-

Walter S. Gibson American art historian

Walter S. Gibson Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

Walter S. Gibson US-amerikanischer Kunsthistoriker und Hochschullehrer

ギブソン, W. S.

ギブソン, ウォルター

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BruegelTime and transformation in seventeenth-century Dutch artPleasant places : the rustic landscape from Bruegel to RuisdaelPieter Bruegel and the art of laughterIn detail : new studies of Northern Renaissance art in honor of Walter S. Gibson