- Netherlandish immigrant painters in Naples (1575-1654): Aert Mytens, Louis Finson, Abraham Vinck, Hendrick De Somer and Matthias Stom
- Award date
- 7 April 2015
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH)
The aim of this research is to chart and analyze the process of artistic and social integration of five painters from the Netherlands who settled in Naples: Aert Mytens, Louis Finson, Abraham Vinck, Hendrick De Somer and Matthias Stom. The mobility of artists is an important factor in the development of art. Early modern artists were remarkably mobile. Some of them settled in a new city for a considerable amount of time or even remained there for the rest of their career. The necessity to integrate and define a position within the new artistic and social context was much more pressing for these artists than for the many artists who returned to their home country after a relatively brief (study) sojourn. Depending on the available visual and documentary material - which differs greatly from artist to artist - I define different forms of social and professional interaction with compatriots and Neapolitans; I analyze their artistic production in Naples, the way in which they positioned themselves as artists in the Neapolitan art scene and the role played by local professional and religious institutions in their integration process.
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Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
Introduction (Embargo up to and including 7 April 2020)
Chapter one: From itinerant to immigrant artist: Aert Mytens in Naples (c.1575-1598) (Embargo up to and including 7 April 2020)
Chapter two: Two Netherlandish painters in Naples between 1598 and 1612: Louis Finson and Abraham Vinck (Embargo up to and including 7 April 2020)
Chapter three: Fiammingo by birth, Neapolitan by adoption: Hendrick De Somer in Naples (1622-1654) (Embargo up to and including 7 April 2020)
Chapter four: The Neapolitan career of a peripatetic painter: Matthias Stom in Naples (c.1632- c.1639) (Embargo up to and including 7 April 2020)
Conclusion (Embargo up to and including 7 April 2020)
Appendix (Embargo up to and including 7 April 2020)
Acknowledgements (Embargo up to and including 7 April 2020)
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