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The topic of the workshop entitled ‘Role and status of journeyman in artists’ and craftmen’s workshops in the Low Countries c. 1450 – c. 1650’, held in Groningen, 23-24 May 2003. Geographically, the case studies in this volume deal with southern Netherlandish towns, in particular Antwerp, Brussels, Mechelen, Ghent and Bruges. One essay focuses on the Dutch Republic. Chronologically, the contributions treat the late Middle Ages and early Modern Period (c. 1450 and c. 1650). From an artistic point of view, this era can be characterized as the long ‘Golden Age’ of Flemish painting. The epoch witnessed the apogee of the art of the Ftemish Primitives and the rise of the successful genre of Antwerp Mannerism. It also witnessed the start of the influence of the talian Renaissance on Flemish art, the rise of Antwerp over the course of the 1 6th century as the vanguard of new genres which were exported all over the world, and the international triumph of the Flemish Baroque after 1610.
Invisible hands?: the role and status of the painter’s journeyman in the Low Countries c. 1450-c. 1650
Proceedings of a workshop held in 2003 in Groningen
Leuven (Peeters) 2007