The recent wave of renovations of Netherlandish museums inspired this volume of the Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek , which focuses on display as a key approach to the visual culture of the Netherlands from the early modern period to the present. The volume opens with a critical discussion of the newly reinstalled Rijksmuseum. It includes analyses of the depiction of aggressive interactions with artworks, the ways in which meaning is mobilised by changing displays of paintings by Rubens, and the politics of display in a seventeenth-century palace and in Fascist and De Stijl exhibitions. Display in domestic spaces, including Rembrandt's house and a museum of Asiatic art, is considered, as are the implications of plinths and curtains. Display emerges as a complex praxis that determines interpretation and implicates the beholder.
Table of Contents
H. Perry Chapman, Frits Scholten, Joanna Woodall , The politics of display
Mari‰t Westermann , What's on at the new Rijks?
Marlise Rijks , Defenders of the image. Painted collectors' cabinets and the display of display in Counter-Reformation Antwerp
Frits Scholten , Displaying the "Farnese bull". Adriaen de Vries's revolving pedestal
Rebecca Tucker , The politics of display at Honselaarsdijk
Robert Fucci . Parrhasius and the art of display. The illusionistic curtain in seventeenth-century Dutch painting
Deborah Babbage Iorns , Viewing between the frames. Considering the display of Rembrandt's pendant marriage portraits
H. Perry Chapman , Rembrandt on display. The Rembrandthuis as portrait of an artist
Justus Lange , From iconographical program to individual artwork. The display of Rubens's "The triumph of the victor"
Ga‰tane Ma‰s , From Antwerp Cathedral to the Mus‚e Napol‚on. Rubens's "Descent from the Cross" between devotion, delectation and nationalism
William J. Diebold , 'A living source of our civilization'. The exhibition "Deutsche Groesse / Grandeur de l'Allemagne / Duitsche Grootheid" in Brussels, 1942
Marie Yasunaga , How to exhibit the un-exhibitable. Karl With and the Yi Yuan Museum of Eduard von der Heydt in Amsterdam
Samantha Hoekema , Framing De Stijl. Rietveld's 1951 exhibition installation as image strategy