Moving Sculptures

Southern Netherlandish alabasters from the 16th to 17th centuries in Central and Northern Europe

ISBN: 978-90-04-27708-3
Liczba stron: 385
Rok wydania: 2015
Wydania: 1 (BRILL)

Aleksandra Lipińska

Ph.D. (2003), is a junior professor of the Art History of Central and Eastern Europe at the Technische Universität Berlin. She has published extensively on Early Modern sculpture as well as on the issues of artistic migration and material meaning.

The Low Countries are generally considered to be the land of painting. Consequently, sculpture, especially that of the 16th century, has been insufficiently explored. In Moving Sculptures Aleksandra Lipińska presents a little-known chapter of the history of Netherlandish sculpture: the serial production of small-scale alabaster reliefs, altarpieces and statuettes in the workshops of Mechelen and Antwerp between c. 1525 and 1650. She gives the reader an insight into the rules of this craft, the specificity of the material, and the marketing methods employed. But the innovative element of this study lies in the fact that Lipińska analyses the phenomenon from the perspective of its distant recipients in Central and Northern Europe on the basis of works largely unknown to the broader public. For sample pages click on Google Books button.