Research report 2016 - Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History

The depiction of nature as cultural negotiation: Landscape in the work of Netherlanders in Rome

Reitz, Evelyn
Malerei und Bildkünste der Frühen Neuzeit Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rom, Italien
Around 1600, modern landscape painting blossomed as a distinct artistic genre. A research project at the Bibliotheca Hertziana explores the diverse ways in which Netherlandish artists in Rome contributed to this development. From the comparison of exemplary artistic careers, it becomes evident that the new perception of landscape did not only result from an intensive study of nature, but also from the cultural exchanges catalyzed by the experience of migration.

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