Albert Eckhout

a Dutch artist in Brazil

Author: Albert van der Eeckhout,Quentin Buvelot

Publisher: Spotlight Poets


Category: Art

Page: 159

View: 8326

Visions of Savage Paradise

Albert Eckhout, Court Painter in Colonial Dutch Brazil

Author: Rebecca Parker Brienen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053569472

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 2397

Visions of Savage Paradise is the first major book-length study of seventeenth-century Dutch artist Albert Eckhout to be published in nearly seventy years. Eckhout, who was court painter to the colonial governor of Dutch Brazil, created life-size paintings of Amerindians, Africans, and Brazilians of mixed race in support of the governor’s project to document the people and natural history of the colony. In this study, Rebecca Parker Brienen provides a detailed analysis of Eckhout’s works, framing them with discussions of both their colonial context and contemporary artistic practices in the Dutch republic.

Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World

Author: Agnes Lugo-Ortiz,Angela Rosenthal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107354781

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 684

Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World is the first book to focus on the individualized portrayal of enslaved people from the time of Europe's full engagement with plantation slavery in the late sixteenth century to its final official abolition in Brazil in 1888. While this period saw the emergence of portraiture as a major field of representation in Western art, 'slave' and 'portraiture' as categories appear to be mutually exclusive. On the one hand, the logic of chattel slavery sought to render the slave's body as an instrument for production, as the site of a non-subject. Portraiture, on the contrary, privileged the face as the primary visual matrix for the representation of a distinct individuality. Essays address this apparent paradox of 'slave portraits' from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, probing the historical conditions that made the creation of such rare and enigmatic objects possible and exploring their implications for a more complex understanding of power relations under slavery.

The Legacy of Dutch Brazil

Author: Michiel van Groesen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107061172

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 7303

Argues that Dutch Brazil is integral to Atlantic history and made an impact well beyond the colonial and national narratives in the Netherlands and Brazil.


Body and Soul

Author: Edward J. Sullivan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810969339

Category: Art, Baroque

Page: 600

View: 6485

Published to accompany an exhibition to Brazilian art and culture, this volume juxtaposes Baroque masterpieces with contemporary art as well as indigenous, African and European influences, in order to explore the integration of sensory and spiritual experience in Brazilian art.

Dynastic Colonialism

Gender, Materiality and the Early Modern House of Orange-Nassau

Author: Susan Broomhall,Jacqueline Van Gent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317266374

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 1377

Dynastic Colonialism analyses how women and men employed objects in particular places across the world during the early modern period in order to achieve the remarkable expansion of the House of Orange-Nassau. Susan Broomhall and Jacqueline Van Gent explore how the House emerged as a leading force during a period in which the Dutch accrued one of the greatest seaborne empires. Using the concept of dynastic colonialism, they explore strategic behaviours undertaken on behalf of the House of Orange-Nassau, through material culture in a variety of sites of interpretation from palaces and gardens to prints and teapots, in Europe and beyond. Using over 140 carefully selected images, the authors consider a wide range of visual, material and textual sources including portraits, glassware, tiles, letters, architecture and global spaces in order to rethink dynastic power and identity in gendered terms. Through the House of Orange-Nassau, Broomhall and Van Gent demonstrate how dynasties could assert status and power by enacting a range of colonising strategies. Dynastic Colonialism offers an exciting new interpretation of the complex story of the House of Orange-Nassau‘s rise to power in the early modern period through material means that will make fascinating reading for students and scholars of early modern European history, material culture, and gender. This book is highly illustrated throughout. The print edition features the images in black and white, whereas the eBook edition contains the illustrations in colour.

The Legacy of Dutch Brazil

Author: Michiel van Groesen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139993178

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4690

This book argues that Dutch Brazil (1624–54) is an integral part of Atlantic history and that it made an impact well beyond colonial and national narratives in the Netherlands and Brazil. In doing so, this book proposes a radical shift in interpretation. The Dutch Atlantic is widely perceived as an incongruity among more durable European empires, whereas Brazil occupies an exceptional place in the history of Latin America, which leads to a view of Dutch Brazil as self-contained and historically isolated. The Legacy of Dutch Brazil shows that repercussions of the Dutch infiltration in the Southern Hemisphere resonated across the Atlantic Basin and remained long after the fall of the colony. By examining its regional, national, and cosmopolitan legacies, thirteen authors trace the memories and mythologies of Dutch Brazil from the colonial period up until the present day and engage in broader debates on geopolitical and cultural changes at the crossroads of Atlantic and Latin American studies.

Frans Post, 1612-1680

Author: Joaquim de Sousa Leão

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789063004644


Page: 176

View: 8716

Visual Voyages

Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin

Author: Daniela Bleichmar

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300224028

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 5653

An unprecedented visual exploration of the intertwined histories of art and science, of the old world and the new From the voyages of Christopher Columbus to those of Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin, the depiction of the natural world played a central role in shaping how people on both sides of the Atlantic understood and imaged the region we now know as Latin America. Nature provided incentives for exploration, commodities for trade, specimens for scientific investigation, and manifestations of divine forces. It also yielded a rich trove of representations, created both by natives to the region and visitors, which are the subject of this lushly illustrated book. Author Daniela Bleichmar shows that these images were not only works of art but also instruments for the production of knowledge, with scientific, social, and political repercussions. Early depictions of Latin American nature introduced European audiences to native medicines and religious practices. By the 17th century, revelatory accounts of tobacco, chocolate, and cochineal reshaped science, trade, and empire around the globe. In the 18th and 19th centuries, collections and scientific expeditions produced both patriotic and imperial visions of Latin America. Through an interdisciplinary examination of more than 150 maps, illustrated manuscripts, still lifes, and landscape paintings spanning four hundred years, Visual Voyages establishes Latin America as a critical site for scientific and artistic exploration, affirming that region's transformation and the transformation of Europe as vitally connected histories.

Brazil Imagined

1500 to the Present

Author: Darlene J. Sadlier

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292774737

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 2201

The first comprehensive cultural history of Brazil to be written in English, Brazil Imagined: 1500 to the Present captures the role of the artistic imaginary in shaping Brazil's national identity. Analyzing representations of Brazil throughout the world, this ambitious survey demonstrates the ways in which life in one of the world's largest nations has been conceived and revised in visual arts, literature, film, and a variety of other media. Beginning with the first explorations of Brazil by the Portuguese, Darlene J. Sadlier incorporates extensive source material, including paintings, historiographies, letters, poetry, novels, architecture, and mass media to trace the nation's shifting sense of its own history. Topics include the oscillating themes of Edenic and cannibal encounters, Dutch representations of Brazil, regal constructs, the literary imaginary, Modernist utopias, "good neighbor" protocols, and filmmakers' revolutionary and dystopian images of Brazil. A magnificent panoramic study of race, imperialism, natural resources, and other themes in the Brazilian experience, this landmark work is a boon to the field.

My Dog: The Paradox

A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend

Author: The Oatmeal,Matthew Inman

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449437710

Category: Humor

Page: 32

View: 6741

This eponymous comic became an instant hit when it went live on The and was liked on Facebook by 700,000 fans. Now fans will have a keepsake book of this comic to give and to keep. In My Dog: The Paradox, Inman discusses the canine penchant for rolling in horse droppings, chasing large animals four times their size, and acting recklessly enthusiastic through the entirety of their impulsive, lovable lives. Hilarious and heartfelt, My Dog: The Paradox eloquently illustrates the complicated relationship between man and dog. We will never know why dogs fear hair dryers, or being baited into staring contests with cats, but as Inman explains, perhaps we love dogs so much “because their lives aren’t lengthy, logical, or deliberate, but an explosive paradox composed of fur, teeth, and enthusiasm.”

Brothers in Arms, Partners in Trade

Dutch-Indigenous Alliances in the Atlantic World, 1595-1674

Author: Mark Meuwese

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004210830

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 8538

Based on Dutch archival records and primary and secondary sources in multiple languages, this study integrates indigenous peoples more fully in the Dutch Atlantic by examining Dutch-indigenous alliances in Brazil, the Gold Coast, West Central Africa, and New Netherland.

The Language of Objects in the Art of the Americas

Author: Edward J. Sullivan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300111061

Category: Art

Page: 314

View: 5811

"This book consists of a series of individual yet interrelated studies about the development of art and visual culture in the Americas. The main geographical and cultural focus is on the Spanish- and Portuguese- speaking nations, as well as the regions of the United States that possess a substantial population identifying with their Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, or other Latino backgrounds"--Page viii.

Journal of a Voyage to Brazil

And Residence There, During Part of the Years 1821, 1822, 1823

Author: Lady Maria Callcott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Brazil

Page: 335

View: 3376


A Science Matter

Author: Maria Burguete,Lui Lam

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814324930

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 7590

This book treats arts as part of science, from the unified perspective of Science Matters. It contains 17 chapters, with 18 contributors who are prominent humanists, professional artists, or scientists. It consists of three parts: Part I: Philosophy and History of Arts; Part II: Arts in Action; Part III: Understanding Arts. The book is aimed at both research scholars and lay people, and is unique in two important aspects. It is probably the first and only book that academic professionals and practicing artists contribute to the same book, as equals, on the common theme of creating and understanding arts. (Artists here include Cristina Leiria whose huge Kun Iam (Goddess of Mercy) sculpture is an important landmark in Macau, and the famous movie director, Hark Tsui, who is publishing his first ever article on movie-making). Perhaps more importantly, a new understanding of the origin and nature of art is offered for the first time, which is more convincing than all the other hypotheses put forth in the last two thousand years.

Amelioration and Empire

Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas

Author: Christa Dierksheide

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813936225

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 4051

Christa Dierksheide argues that "enlightened" slaveowners in the British Caribbean and the American South, neither backward reactionaries nor freedom-loving hypocrites, thought of themselves as modern, cosmopolitan men with a powerful alternative vision of progress in the Atlantic world. Instead of radical revolution and liberty, they believed that amelioration—defined by them as gradual progress through the mitigation of social or political evils such as slavery—was the best means of driving the development and expansion of New World societies. Interrogating amelioration as an intellectual concept among slaveowners, Dierksheide uses a transnational approach that focuses on provincial planters rather than metropolitan abolitionists, shedding new light on the practice of slavery in the Anglophone Atlantic world. She argues that amelioration—of slavery and provincial society more generally—was a dominant concept shared by enlightened planters who sought to "improve" slavery toward its abolition, as well as by those who sought to ameliorate the institution in order to expand the system. By illuminating the common ground shared between supposedly anti- and pro-slavery provincials, she provides a powerful alternative to the usual story of liberal progress in the plantation Americas. Amelioration, she demonstrates, went well beyond the master-slave relationship, underpinning Anglo-American imperial expansion throughout the Atlantic world.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: America

Page: N.A

View: 4790

That Is Priceless

Art's Greatest Masterpieces... Made Slightly Funnier

Author: Steve Melcher

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449409393

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 6401

Thirty-two million Americans consider themselves artists, and nearly 100 million consider themselves art lovers. They--along with anyone else who enjoys a good laugh--will appreciate the edgy blend of art, comedy, and pop culture inside comedian Steve Melcher's popular blog-turned-book, That Is Priceless: Art's Greatest Masterpieces . . . Made Slightly Funnier. It all started when Melcher stumbled upon a postcard in a museum gift shop for Peter Paul Rubens's The Finding of Erichthonius. Inspiration struck, and Melcher scrambled for a Post-it note and scribbled down what he thought was a more appropriate title: Worst Secret Santa Gift Ever. And with that, That Is Priceless was born. More than 150 images are gathered inside the book's full-color pages--from Courbet's The Desperate Man reimagined as Johnny Depp Realizing He Left the Oven On to Degas's Portrait of the Artist James Tissot retitled as Portrait of the Artist in Mom Jeans. Part art history, part parody, and entirely laugh-out-loud funny, That Is Priceless gives musty old paintings a 21st-century pop culture face-lift, enlivening the artist's canvas with playful comic irreverence.