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Sublime still life: On Adriaen Coorte, Elias van den Broeck, and the Je ne sais quoi of painting

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This paper explores the ways in which Adriaen Coorte (1665–1707) in his still lifes presents philosophical reflections on sublimity. I argue that throughout his oeuvre Coorte, despite the unusually small size of his works (often not much larger than a postcard), can be seen searching for the limits of painting. Special attention is given to the unconventional way in which he animates his fruits and shells, presenting them as if they are actors in an indefinable place, and the rather extreme c...

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10.5092/jhna.2016.8.2.10

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
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European Research Council
Grant:
Elevated Minds
Publisher:
Historians of Netherlandish Art
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Volume:
8
Issue:
2
Article number:
10
Publication date:
2016-06-01
Acceptance date:
2014-03-05
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ISSN:
1949-9833
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:833249
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uuid:0a2145f4-00d7-4096-8343-feb4c7f88be6
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833249
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2018-04-04

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