Upcoming Release: Woodland Imagery in Northern Art

January 27 2022

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Here's an upcoming release that looks rather interesting. Lund Humphries will be publishing Leopoldine van Hogendorp Prosperetti's new book Woodland Imagery in Northern Art c.1500 - 1800 Ecology and Poetry later this spring.

According to the book's blurb:

Woodland Imagery in Northern Art reconnects us with the woodland scenery that abounds in Western painting, from Albrecht Dürer’s intense studies of verdant trees, to the works of many other Northern European artists who captured 'the truth of vegetation' in their work. These incidents of remarkable scenery in the visual arts have received little attention in the history of art, until now. Prosperetti brings together a set of essays which are devoted to the poetics of the woodlands in the work of the great masters, including Claude Lorrain, Jan van Eyck, Jacob van Ruisdael, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci, amongst others.   

Through an examination of aesthetics and eco-poetics, this book draws attention to the idea of lyrical naturalism as a conceptual bridge that unites the power of poetry with the allurement of the natural world.

The book will be published on 1st March 2022.

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