RKD Netherland Institute for art History
This special issue of Oud Holland offers new perspectives on the 'rediscovery' of early Netherlandish art in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. It probes the intersection of creative and scholarly initiatives that helped to secure the status of art produced in the Low Countries between 1420 to 1550.
Investigating topics ranging from Karl Schnaase's pioneering writings, to Augustus Pugin's influential designs, to James Ensor's unconventional imagery, the introduction and six articles explore specific cases in the reception, interpretation, and promotion of early Netherlandish art. Topics addressed include art criticism and exhibitions, architecture and design, and the emergence of 'reproductive' photography.
Theme issue: Early Netherlandish art in the long nineteenth century
Alison Hokanson & Edward H. WoukThe past is always present: The image of early Netherlandish art in the long nineteenth century
I Documenting the past
Sandra HindriksPresent or absent? Jan van Eyck and the 1549 goblet of the Antwerp painters' guild
Érika WickyDetail and texture: Edmond Fierlants' reproductions of the 'Flemish Primitives' and their reception
II Appropriating the past
Douglas Brine'Beautiful authorities': Augustus W.N. Pugin and early Netherlandish painting
Susan M. CanningEnsor's flandricisms and the cultural politics of Belgian identity
III Interpreting the past
Henrik KargeKarl Schnaase's Niederländische Briefe (1834): Early Netherlandish painting in European perspective
William J. Diebold'A fashionable sickness': Paul Clemen on the early twentieth-century 'preference for the Primitives'
The oldest surviving art-historical journal in the world is a Dutch periodical. From 1883 until now Oud Holland – Journal for Art of the Low Countries publishes scholarly articles about important archival finds and major art-historical discoveries. The scope of Oud Holland is art from the Low Countries from ca. 1400 to 1920. For more information and news about recent issues of Oud Holland, online reviews, back issues, subscriptions and information for authors, visit oudholland.rkd.nl.