The Netherlands yearbook for history of art no. 61 has appeared: Art and Science in the Early Modern Netherlands.
The early modern age saw a flourishing of the arts, but also of the sciences, first in the southern Netherlands and later also in the Dutch republic. This volume of the NKJ is dedicated to the rich and complex relationships between both fields in the early modern Netherlands.
Table of contents
Eric Jorink en Bart Ramakers
Undivided territory. ‘Art’ and ‘science’ in the early modern Netherlands.
The historiography of perspective and reflexy-const in Netherlandish art.
The camel’s head. Representing unseen animals in sixteenth-century Europe.
Marrigje Rikken en Paul J. Smith
Jan Brueghel’s Allegory of Air (1621) from a natural historical perspective.
Painted poison. Venomous beasts, herbs, gems, and Baroque colour theory.
Beyond the lines of Apelles. Johannes Swammerdam, Dutch scientific culture, and the representation of insect anatomy.
Gijsbert M. van de Roemer
Regulating the arts. Samuel van Hoogstraten versus Willem Goeree.
The light of nature and the allegorisation of science on Dutch frontispieces around 1700.
From hieroglyphs to universal characters. Pictography in the early modern Netherlands.
Art, science and religion in Romeyn de Hooghe’s Hieroglyphica.
Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis
‘Will the eye be the sole judge?’ ‘Science’ and ‘art’ in the optical inquiries of Lambert ten Kate and Hendrik van Limborch around 1710.
Staging nature. Observation, imagination and experience in E.M. Post’s Het land, in brieven (1788)’.