"Crossroads" by Joanna Sheers Seidenstein

Crossroads Drawing the Dutch Landscape Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, Susan Anderson, George Abrams, Yvonne Bleyerveld, Anne Driesse, Joseph Leo Koerner, William W. Robinson

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
10 May 2022
ISBN:
9780300263824
Imprint:
Harvard Art Museums
Dimensions:
184 pages: 292 x 248mm
Illustrations:
103 color + b-w illus.

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Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, amid enormous expansion in global commerce and colonization, landscape drawing played a key role in forging Dutch national identity. Featuring works on paper by Rembrandt, Bruegel, and Ruisdael, among dozens of other artists, this study examines how a hyperlocal impulse in many of these drawings inspired domestic pride and a sense of connection to the land, as they also reflected aspects of the broader ecological and social change taking place. Incisive essays offer close readings that push our understandings of these artists and their work in important new directions, including eco-criticism, land use and environmentalism, race, and class.

Joanna Sheers Seidenstein is the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation Curatorial Fellow, and Susan Anderson is curatorial research associate for Dutch and Flemish drawings, both in the Division of European and American Art at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA.