Mare, H. de
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Comparative analysis of early modern Dutch arts (architecture, literature, painting). Development of a historical formalist method, based on historical source criticism, history of science and archaeology on the one hand and Russian formalism, French semiology and structuralism on the other hand. Interdisciplinary analysis of three different historical (word & image) sources associated with the well known 'Dutch domesticity': 'the house' as presented in the treatise and drawings of the Flemish engineer Simon Stevin (around 1600), the 'matrimony' as formulated in the epic poem Houwelick of the poet-statesman Jacob Cats (1625), and the domestic imagination in the interior paintings of Pieter de Hooch (1650-1670)as well as formulated in the treatise on the art of painting by Samuel van Hoogstraeten (1678). Embedded in an aristotelian conceptual universerse - in harmony with the situation in seventeenth century Europe - these sources invite us to develop new interpretations.