Cultural transmission and artistic exchanges in the Low Countries, 1572-1672.
Mobility of artists, works of art and artistic knowledge
This research project seeks to investigate the artistic exchanges that took place between the Dutch Republic and the Southern Netherlands during the years 1572 and 1672. We wish to gain insight into the circulation of artistic knowledge and examine how culture was transferred. Therefore, this project will examine how changes and innovation in the visual arts occurred as a result of ‘foreign’ influences caused by the mobility of artists (producers), the art trade (products), and exchanges of artistic knowledge (ideas). This research program will enable us to point to the origins of the shared (cultural) heritage of both the Northern and Southern Netherlands, and perhaps more importantly, shed light on the complicated but fascinating process of cultural transmission in European History.