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Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age


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The Art Institute of Chicago, 2019

Available for purchase from Yale University Press.

With a lively narrative thread and thematic chapters, this book offers an exceptional introduction to Dutch and Flemish drawing during the long 17th century. Victoria Sancho Lobis discusses the many roles of drawing in artistic training, its function in the production of works in other media, and its emergence as a medium in its own right.

Beautifully illustrated with some 120 drawings by artists including Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Hendrick Goltzius, Gerrit von Honthorst, and Jacob De Gheyn, this book surveys current methodologies of studying these works and features a brief history of Dutch papermaking and watermarks as well as a glossary. Paying careful attention to materials and techniques, and informed by recent conservation treatments, Lobis explains how to look at these drawings as records of experimentation and skill, true windows into the artist’s mind. 

Victoria Sancho Lobis
With an essay by Antoinette Owen, and contributions by Francesca Casadio and Emily Vokt Ziemba

356 pages, 8 x 10 1/2 in.
218 color and 43 b/w ills.

Softcover $35 ($31.50 members)
ISBN: 978-0-300-24707-7


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