The terms Rembrandt school, Rembrandt workshop and Pre-Rembrandtist are taken for granted too unquestioningly. In fact, they have created immense confusion. Anticipating the second conference of Rembrandt specialists at Herstmonceux Castle in July 2011, Schwartz calls for a more critical look at the Rembrandt ambit. Continue reading “314 @RembrandtFollowers”
Digital imagery and user-defined art
“Digital imagery and user-defined art,” The Art Bulletin 79 (June 1997), pp. 206-08
The complete section of The Art Bulletin in which the article by Gary Schwartz appears on pp. 206-08 is dedicated to “Digital Culture and the Practices of Art and Art History.”
Le musée documentaire
“Le musée documentaire: reflections on a database of works mentioned in art treatises and town descriptions before 1800,” Journal of Information Science 15 (1989), pp. 41-47. Originally published in AICARC: Bulletin of the Archives and Documentation Centers for Modern and Contemporary Art 1986(2)/1987(1), pp. 56-59
Rembrandt research after the age of connoisseurship
An extended critique of the Rembrandt Research Project and of connoisseurship in general. Published in the last issue of the short-lived journal Annals of Scholarship. The issue is dated 1993, but the sickness and death of the editor, Ruth Graham, led to a delay in publication until 1995.
290 Dutch art on a European roll
The diffusion of Dutch art throughout Europe, the subject of a classical monograph by Horst Gerson in 1942, has never enjoyed more attention than it is receiving right now. Schwartz reviews current Franco-, Anglo- and Italo-Dutch developments, ending with a report on a spectacular new discovery concerning Rembrandt in Genoa.
275 What Scarlett Johansson doesn’t know about Vermeer
In February a volume of studies in Dutch art was published in memory of the economist and historian of Dutch art Michael Montias. Schwartz recommends it. In a P.S. the impending end of the Dutch-language basis for the Schwartzlist is announced.
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151 I’m not an art historian, but…
A tribute to a beloved and boundlessly respected colleague.