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IGS reviews: Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

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Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry A landmark exploration of the engaging network of relationships among genre painters of the Dutch Golden Age  The genre painting of the Dutch Golden Age between 1650 and 1675 ranks among the highest pinnacles of Western European art.  The virtuosity of these works, as this book demonstrates, was achieved in part thanks to a vibrant artistic rivalry among numerous first-rate genre painters working in different cities across the Dutch Republic.  They drew inspiration from each other’s painting, and then tried to surpass each other in technical prowess and aesthetic appeal.  The...

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Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies Volume XIX

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The latest issue of the Irish Georgian Society's journal, Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies Volume XIX, is now available. Edited by Finoal O'Kane and with a foreword by Dir David Davies, the journal includes features on Bach, Sir Gustavus Hume, Georgian convents, Patrick Byrne's mortuary and the building of Garron Tower.  We'll celebrate the launch of the journal with an event in our City Assembly House store on XX.XX.XX at 6pm. 

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