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OP PORTUGAL ET FLANDRE: VISIONS DE L'EUROPE (1550-1680) {Portugal and Flanders: Visions of Europe (1550-1680)}. Musee d'Art Ancien, Musees royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, 1991. Europalia 91: Portugal. 260 pp. with 183 ills. (82 col.). 30 x 24 cm. ISBN 9069880377 In French.
Providing a detailed study of artistic, political and philosophical developments in Portugal that highlights the country's cultural links to Flanders during the 16th and 17th centuries, this catalogue features extensive individual analyses of some 65 works drawn chiefly from Portuguese collections, including portraits, religious compositions, manuscripts, silverwork, maps, textiles and other objects. Thirteen wide-ranging essays include discussions of the economic connections between Lisbon and Antwerp fostered by their union under Spanish rule during much of the period, the influence of Flemish painters on Portuguese portraiture, architectural trends in 16th-century Portugal, the use of Flemish prints as models by Portuguese artists, and the evolution of a distinctive Portuguese ornamental style in the late 17th century.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Portugal — 1400-1600, 1600-1800 — Several Media
Plans: 01,06,15,19
Worldwide Number: 023799
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