Imagining the Antique: The Use and origin of Antique Motifs in the Visual Arts of the Low Countries 1480-1530
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The thesis investigates the representation of Renaissance Architecture and Ornament in at the close of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth century in the Low Countries. Painting in this period was characterized by a growing influx of new forms and architectural features. The origin and the diffusion of these motifs will be researched in the context of the changing workshop practices of serial production. Finaly the concequences of this novel typology for the Renaissance building practice in the Low Countries will be touched upon.