Parution : Bart Ramakers, Edward H. Wouk (dir.), « Art and Death in The Netherlands 1400-1800 », Leyde, Brill, 2022

In premodern times, death was a more visible phenomenon than now owing to the ways in which dying and the subsequent phases of burial, bereavement, and remembrance were collectively experienced and publicly performed, and commemorated in objects and monuments. This volume of the Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art offers a diverse collection of essays on works of art, permanent or ephemeral, related to dying and cultural experiences of death, interment, and memorialisation in the Low Countries and its diaspora, from the late Middle Ages to the eighteenth century. Topics range from the tomb of Philip the Bold to the funeral of Rembrandt and the death of enslaved bodies deprived of representation.

Table of Contents

Bart Ramakers and Edward H. Wouk. Art and death in the Netherlands. An introduction
Andrew Murray. Mourning and non-ordered religious behaviour in the tombs of Philip the Bold, John the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria
Sandra Hindriks. Vanitas and trompe-l’œil. Pictorial illusion as a visual strategy of the memento mori
Anna-Claire Stinebring. Encountering Adam and Eve at the Apocalypse. Violence, sensuality, and hope in the Rockox Last Judgment
Isabel Casteels. Death on display. Execution prints on the eve of the Dutch Revolt
Léonie Marquaille. Embodying the Catholic faith. Posthumous portraits of Catholic priests in the Dutch Republic during the seventeenth century
Aleksandra Lipińska. Materia mortis. The role of materials in the visualisation of death in early modern Netherlandish funeral monuments
Ralph Dekoninck. The stones and the crown. Or the triumphant death throes in the Martyrdom of Saint Stephen by Rubens
Stephanie S. Dickey. Ars longa vita brevis. Rembrandt’s death and the status of the artist in late seventeenth-century Amsterdam
Amy Knight Powell. Life and death according to the ‘episteme’ of the fort. A picture of the slave trader Dirck Wilre in Elmina, 1669
Elise Philippe. Mirrors of the good death. The choir funerary monuments of Ghent’s bishops
Anna Lisa Schwartz. Mourning the Prince of Orange. The death and funeral of the hereditary stadtholder Willem IV (1711-1751)

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Florence Larcher (2023, 30 mars). Parution : Bart Ramakers, Edward H. Wouk (dir.), « Art and Death in The Netherlands 1400-1800 », Leyde, Brill, 2022. Centre d'Histoire de l'Art de la Renaissance. Consulté le 24 mai 2024, à l’adresse

Florence Larcher

Florence Larcher est doctorante à l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Ses recherches sur les images de saint Roch en Italie de 1350 à 1680 l'amènent à étudier la peinture murale, la sérialité et l'itinérance des peintres.

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