Family Life in Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century

Taira, Eriko (2000) Family Life in Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Since I begun to study history of art I have become intrigued by seventeenth century Dutch art. Especially, Dutch genre paintings showing various images of family life made me remember my childhood with my parents and sister, evoking a nostalgic contemplation. The depiction of family life seen in Dutch art might not be faithful records of real experiences, but I have come to think there is something inherently appealing to the human morals or ideals toward family life, beyond any cultural differences, underneath seventeenth century Dutch art. The exhibition, the GLORY OF THE GOLDEN AGE Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Art, now taking place in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, inspired me to construct this thesis. My trip to Amsterdam to see the exhibition for the research of this thesis was very useful, and it was a great opportunity to see a large numbers of wonderful works of seventeenth century Dutch art gathered in one place. I was inspired by that the exhibition displays not only paintings and sculptures but also many fine pieces of decorative art. So I attempt that my thesis exhibits a harmonious combination of fine and decorative arts for understanding the subject as a whole.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Deborah Lambert
Keywords: Art history
Date of Award: 2000
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2000-76063
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 09:15
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 09:15
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76063

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