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Fleeting: Scents in Colour

Fleeting: Scents in Colour

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Exhibition Catalog

Ariana van Suchtelen et al. Mauritshuis, The Hague, 2021. Published by Waanders Publishers, Zwolle.

128 pp. 100 col. ills. and 57 col. ref. ills. 27 x 24 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9789462623293

An investigation into the portrayal of smell in 17th-century art Scented flowers and perfumes, foul-smelling canals and unpleasant body odors, smell and well-being, new aromas from far-away lands (spices, tobacco, coffee and tea), the disappearing smells of the bleaching fields, old crafts and more. Can life in the 17th century be captured in smell? How are smell (and scent) portrayed? What significance did people attach to smell? And what aromatic connotations do artworks have? In this book the authors undertake smell-historical research. In the vicinity of the art, various historic scents will be prepared to bring the paintings in the exhibition to life.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- 1600-1800 -- Painting ; Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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