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By Roelof van Straten, Patricia de Man (trans)

For the 1st time in English, on hand in a single resource, "An advent to Iconography" explains the methods artists use references and allusions to create which means. The e-book offers the old, theoretical, and sensible features of iconography and ICONCLASS, the excellent iconographical indexing procedure built via Henri van de Waal. issues reminiscent of the historical past of iconography, personification, allegory, and logos obtain unique emphasis. extra gains contain annotated bibliographies of books and magazine articles from all over the world which are linked to iconographic examine. This finished consultant, with its greater than 60 illustrations, deals a readable and prepared resource for the topic.

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55 Rather, the point to stress here is that a candidate for Vermeerhood can be found and can have a decent run at achieving it. 56 For in this case we can see how academics (as conceivers of pedagogical exhibitions and as reviewers), museum scholars (as exhibition organizers and as attributers), conservators (as mythically imbued objective scientists), dealers (as business people trying to steal a march on their competitors and make a profit), editors (as controllers of the medium by which discussion occurs and decisions are ratified) and collectors (with agendas of their own) can all find their interests intersecting.

Saint Praxedis may be the latest and the only recent serious example of a candidate for Vermeerhood, but we would do well to recall that the status of each and every work that we 37 now confidently attribute to the artist had once to be established. This includes the painting that is our case study, the Woman Standing at a Virginal. The establishment of the mystique that surrounds Vermeer’s name and work was brought about by a combination of circumstances that look like serendipity on the one hand, and hard work on the other.

Her pose, meeting the viewer’s gaze over her left shoulder while her hair falls down her back, reminds us of the Girl with a Pearl Earring (illus. 72 As an image the advertisement works on two axes. First, it takes its place in the widely distributed repertory of commercial and media images of a super-model whose celebrity has been carefully manufactured. Simultaneously, it tunes into a set of contemporary responses to a Vermeer painting that itself has been all but subsumed by its identity as a mass media icon.

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