A Point "Ceaselessly Pushed Back": The Origin of Early Netherlandish Painting

Powell, Amy
December 2006
Art Bulletin;Dec2006, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p707
Academic Journal
The article discusses the origins of early painting in the Netherlands. The author examines the contention that all of the work in that area of Northern Europe was done by collective artists performing in workshops and engaged in copying known works of art. The article explores the relationship between a sacred painting as art and as a devotional image meant to have spiritual impact on the viewer.


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