Justus of Ghent: The Adoration of the Magi
(Netherlandish, active by 1460–died ca. 1480). The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
From friendly goldfinches to rock-eating artists and playful saints, the Winter 2016 issue of Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art offers a wide range of new scholarship on early/modern Dutch art. The publication is an open-access, refereed e-journal. Enjoy!
Table of Contents, vol. 8:1 (2016):
Kathryn M. Rudy, Sewing the Body of Christ: Eucharist Wafer Souvenirs Stitched into Fifteenth-Century Manuscripts, primarily in the Netherlands
Late medieval Christians sewed into their books of hours round metallic objects, identified here for the first time as Eucharist badges, which turned into shrines for storing the body of Christ.
John R. Decker, More Strength for Contemplation: Spiritual Play in the Amsterdam Holy Kinship
This article investigates the Amsterdam Holy Kinship (1496) in terms of the three saints playing at its center and argues that the image addressed the daily needs of its patrons as well as offering them timely encouragement.
Sophie Scully, Christine Seidel, A Tüchlein Justus van Ghentby Justus van Ghent: The Adoration of the Magi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Re-Examined
This paper examines the materials and technique of the Adoration of the Magi by Justus van Ghent and uses the results to situate the tüchlein within the group of works directly associated with the artist.
Denis Ribouillault, Regurgitating Nature: On a Celebrated Anecdote by Karel van Mander about Pieter Bruegel the Elder
This article proposes a new reading of the celebrated anecdote about Pieter Bruegel the Elder swallowing mountains and rocks during his crossing of the Alps, providing fresh insights into the role played by the digestive metaphor in Renaissance art theory.
Linda Stone-Ferrier, The Engagement of Carel Fabritius’s Goldfinch of 1654 with the Dutch Window, a Significant Site of Neighborhood Social Exchange
Carel Fabritius’ illusionistic painting, The Goldfinch 1654, cleverly traded on the viewer’s experience as an inquisitive, neighborhood passerby in front of a household window where goldfinches frequently appeared.
JHNA is the electronic journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art. Founded in 2009, the journal publishes issues of peer-reviewed articles two times per year. These articles focus on art produced in the Netherlands (north and south) during the early modern period (c. 1400-c.1750), and in other countries as they relate to Netherlandish art. This includes studies of painting, sculpture, graphic arts, tapestry, architecture, and decoration, from the perspectives of art history, art conservation, museum studies, historiography, and collecting history.