SU prof publishes seminal book on Dutch painting
SU prof publishes seminal book on Dutch paintingSeptember 23, 2004Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
Wayne Franits, professor in SU’s Department of Fine Arts in The College of Arts and Sciences, has recently published a comprehensive book on depictions of everyday life in Dutch art, entitled “Dutch Seventeenth Century Genre Painting: Its Stylistic and Thematic Evolution.” This book was published in August 2004 by Yale University Press.
Long considered the golden age of Dutch painting, the Netherlands during the 17th century was home to such genre painters as Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch and Gerrit Dou. Franits’s book explores the work of these painters and a host of others while simultaneously connecting it to broader issues pertaining to 17th-century Dutch culture.
Franits is also the author of “Paragons of Virtue : Women and Domesticity in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art” and the editor of “The Cambridge Companion to Vermeer” and “Looking at Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art; Realism Reconsidered,” all published by Cambridge University Press. He also serves as the chief editor of the Cambridge University Press series, “Cambridge Studies in Netherlandish Visual Culture.”
“Dutch Seventeenth Century Genre Painting: Its Stylistic and Thematic Evolution” is available at Borders, Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com, among other booksellers.