A lecture: seascapes, lions and the Dutch economy
The seventeenth century saw a rise in the number of Dutch artists painting ships. No longer props for religious stories or metaphors for the soul, ships became emblems of political and economic power. In this lecture Timothy Brook explores the reasons why and mechanisms by which Dutch artists painted ships so prolifically and examines the impact that Holland’s trade with China had on Dutch viewers’ enjoyment of seasca
Source : TheRoyalChannel le 7 nov. 2011.
En 2010, aux éditions Payot, parution de : Tim Brook, Le Chapeau de Vermeer (Titre original : Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World, New York: Bloomsbury; Toronto: Penguin; London: Profile, 2008 ).