Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity

Photographer: onbekend

dr. M.A. (Thijs) Weststeijn


  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Kunstgeschiedenis
  • Visiting address
    Turfdraagsterpad 15  Amsterdam
  • Postal address:
    Turfdraagsterpad  15
    1012 XT  Amsterdam
  • M.A.Weststeijn@uva.nl

Research interests

Thijs Weststeijn studies seventeenth-century art from the integrated perspective of painting practice and artists' writings. His latest research (NWO-Veni) has addressed painting in the Low Countries in the framework of European humanistic scholarship. He is especially interested in how the humanists' ideas were interpreted in a vernacular context: artworks and antiquities were seen as  expressions of local identity. The resulting monograph has appeared in Brill's Studies in Netherlandish Art and Cultural History (2015).

Since 2013, he has held an associate professorship at the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity. He chairs the research project The Chinese Impact: Images and Ideas of China in the Dutch Golden Age (NWO-Vidi).

Earlier he studied in Amsterdam (Ruudt Wackers Academy of Art, UvA) and Rome (Roma III). He was awarded fellowships by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. He worked with the Rembrandt Research Project, the Huizinga Institute for Cultural History and contributed to various museums.

Teaching

 Courses he has developed include: Heritage Studies: Amsterdam in a Global Perspective; Asia in Amsterdam: Images, Trade and Luxury in the Dutch Golden Age; Cultural Heritage in Comparative Perspective: Amsterdam and Rome; The Image of the Artist in the Seventeenth Century; Word and Image in Rembrandt's Studio; Art and Humanism in the Italian Renaissance; Research Seminar on Art Theory; Art and Architecture in Rome; Dutch Artists and Scientists in Rome. He was also a lecturer in courses such as: Sources, Technique, and Historiography of Dutch Seventeenth-Century Art; The Canon of European Cultural History; Visual Analysis.

 

Books

Art and Antiquity in the Netherlands and Britain: The Vernacular Arcadia of Franciscus Junius (1591-1677), Brill, 2015. http://www.brill.com/products/book/art-and-antiquity-netherlands-and-britain .

The Visible World. Samuel van Hoogstraten's Art Theory and the Legitimation of Painting in the Dutch Golden Age , transl. B. Jackson & L. Richards, Amsterdam University Press, distributed by The University of Chicago Press, 2008. 

Margaret Cavendish in de Nederlanden. Filosofie en schilderkunst in de GoudenEeuw, Amsterdam University Press, 2008. 

with Rens Bod and Jaap Maat (eds.), The Making of the Humanities. Volume III: The Modern Humanities, Amsterdam University Press, 2014; Volume II: From Early Modern to Modern Disciplines, Amsterdam University Press, 2012. Volume I: Early Modern Europe, Amsterdam University Press, 2010.  

(as editor), The Universal Art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678), Painter, Writer, and Courtier,Amsterdam University Press, 2013.

Art and Knowledge (Fragmenta 5, 2014)

with M.J.E van den Doel a.o. (eds.), The Learned Eye. Regarding Art, Theory,and the Artist's Reputation. Essays for Ernst van de Wetering , Amsterdam University Press, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

Some online publications

Conferences

Books

 

* Weststeijn, T., Art and Antiquity in the Netherlands and Britain: The Vernacular Arcadia of Franciscus Junius (1591-1677), Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2015.

 

- Weststeijn, T. (ed.), Art and Knowledge in Italy and the European Republic of Letters, 1500-1750. Fragmenta, Journal of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome 5 (2013). Chapters by Alessandro Borgomainerio, Louis Cellauro, Irina Oryshkevich, Barbara Tramelli, Barbara Uppenkamp and 10 others.

 

* Weststeijn, T. (ed.), The Universal Art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678), Painter, Writer, and Courtier, Amsterdam University Press (appears April 2013, 285 pp). Chapters by Jan Blanc, Ben Broos, Celeste Brusati, Herman Colenbrander, Hendrik Horn, Michiel Roscam Abbing, Paul Taylor, and Fatma Yalcin.

 

- Bod, R., J. Maat & T. Weststeijn (eds.), The Making of the Humanities, Vol. II: From Early Modern to Modern Disciplines, Amsterdam University Press 2012, 415 pp. Chapters by Hilary Gatti, Joep Leerssen, Gerhard Strasser and 15 others.

 

- Bod, R., J. Maat & T. Weststeijn (eds.), The Making of the Humanities, Vol. I: Early Modern Europe, Amsterdam University Press 2010, 400 pp. Contributions by Floris Cohen, David Cram, Ingrid Rowland and others.

 

 - Weststeijn, T., Margaret Cavendish in de Nederlanden. Filosofie en schilderkunst in de Gouden Eeuw, Amsterdam University Press 2008, 56 pp.

 

 * Weststeijn, T., The Visible World; Samuel van Hoogstraten’s Art Theory and the Legitimation of Painting in the Dutch Golden Age, trans. B. Jackson & L. Richards, Amsterdam University Press 2008, 480 pp.

 

- Weststeijn, T., De Zichtbare Wereld. Samuel van Hoogstratens kunsttheorie en de legitimering van de schilderkunst in de zeventiende eeuw, PhD dissertation, University of Amsterdam 2005, 473 pp.

 

- Weststeijn, T., with M.J.E van den Doel a.o. (eds.), The Learned Eye. Regarding Art, Theory, and the Artist’s Reputation. Essays for Ernst van de Wetering, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam 2005, 228 pp. 

International Publications

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Glossary of Artistic Terms’, in: Samuel van Hoogstraten, Introduction to the Academy of Painting, translation and edition by Celeste Brusati and Jaap Jacobs, The Getty Research Institute (accepted).

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Rembrandt and the “Germanic” Style’, in: S. Dickey, D. DeWitt (eds.), Expanding the Field of Rembrandt Studies, conference proceedings (accepted).

 

* Weststeijn, T., ‘Cultural Reflections on Porcelain in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands’, in: J. van Campen (ed.), Porcelains for the Dutch Golden Age, Catalog Rijksmuseum Amsterdam & Museum Het Princessehof Leeuwarden (accepted).

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘The Homeric Origins of Art in the Netherlands’, in: S. Dupré & C. Goettler (eds.), Artificci Occulti: Art and Knowledge in the Low Countries and the Spanish Habsburg World, Conference proceedings (accepted).

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘The Gender of Colors in Dutch Art Theory’, in: A.-S. Lehmann & F. Scholten (eds.), Meaning in Materials; Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art 62 (accepted).

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Arts Literature/Theory of Art’, extended lemma in Oxford Bibliographies Online, Oxford University Press (accepted, 15.000 words, http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/).

 

-Weststeijn, T., ‘Between Rome and Amsterdam: Barthold Nihusius (1589-1657) and the Origins of Egyptology’, Fragmenta. Journal of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome 5 (2013) (accepted).

 

* Weststeijn, T., ‘Translating “Schilderspraeke:” Painters’ Terminology in the Dutch Edition of Franciscus Junius’ The Painting of the Ancients’, in: H. Cook & S. Dupré (eds.), Go-Betweens: Translations and the Circulation of Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries, Berlin: LIT Verlag, pp. 163-185, 387-397.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Samuel van Hoogstraten: The First Dutch Novelist?’, in: T. Weststeijn (ed.), The Universal Art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678), Painter, Writer, and Courtier, Amsterdam: AUP, 2013, pp. 147-168.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Introduction’, in: T. Weststeijn (ed.), The Universal Art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678), Painter, Writer, and Courtier, Amsterdam: AUP, 2013, pp. 9-16.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Prolog’, in: T. Weststeijn (ed.), The Universal Art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678), Painter, Writer, and Courtier, Amsterdam: AUP, 2013, 17-28.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘“Passie/Hartstocht:” Painting and Evoking Emotions in Rembrandt’s Studio’, in: Claudia Fritzsche, Karin Leonhard, Gregor J. M. Weber (eds.), Ad Fontes! Niederländische Kunst des 17. Jahrhunderts in Quellen, Petersberg: Imhof, 2013, pp. 305-330.

 

* Weststeijn, T., ‘The Middle Kingdom in the Low Countries: Sinology in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands’, in: R. Bod, J. Maat & T. Weststeijn (eds.), The Making of the Humanities, Vol. II: From Early Modern to Modern Disciplines, Amsterdam: AUP, 209-241.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Idols and Ideals in the Rise of Netherlandish Art Theory’, in: K. Jonckheere & R. Suykerbuyk (eds.), Art after Iconoclasm: Painting in the Netherlands between 1566 and 1585, Turnhout: Brepols, 2012, pp. 109-130.

 

Weststeijn, Thijs: ‘Vossius’s Chinese Utopia’, in: E. Jorink & D. van Miert (eds.), Isaac Vossius (1618-1689): Between Science and Scholarship, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012, pp. 207-242.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘”Having No Other Paintings than Their Shields”: The Germanic Origins of Art in the Seventeenth Century’, in: C. Lee & N. McLelland (eds.), Germania Remembered 1500-2009: Commemorating and Inventing a Germanic Past. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies (2011), pp. 43-74.

 

* Weststeijn, T., ‘From Hieroglyphs to Universal Characters: Pictography in the Early Modern Netherlands’, in: E. Jorink & B. Ramakers (eds.), Art and Science in the Seventeenth-century Netherlands; Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art 61 (2011), pp. 238-281.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Decorum’, in: S. Jordan & J. Müller (eds.), Handbuch kunstwissenschaftliche Grundbegriffe, Stuttgart 2011, pp. 86-89.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘A Feast for the Eye: Laughter and Lifelikeness in Seventeenth-Century Art Theory’, in: A. Tummers (ed.), Celebrating in the Golden Age, cat. exhib. Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem 2011, pp. 20-27.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Vincent van Gogh and Barack Obama in a Poem by Derek Walcott’, Literature & Aesthetics 20/2 (2011), pp. 180-192. URL: http://ojs-prod.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/LA/article/view/5033/5729

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Karel van Mander and Francesco Pacheco’, in: A. Boschloo, J. Coutré and N. Sluijter-Seijffert (eds.), Aemulatio: Imitation, Emulation and Invention in Netherlandish Art from 1500 to 1800, Essays in Honor of Eric Jan Sluijter, Zwolle 2011, pp. 208-223.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘”Signs that Signify by Themselves”: Writing with Images in the Seventeenth Century’, in: R. Bod, J. Maat, & T. Weststeijn (eds.), The Making of the Humanities, Vol. I: Early Modern Europe, Amsterdam 2010, 133-159.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Young Negro at Dawn: Van Gogh and Barack Obama in a poem by Derek Walcott’, in: R. Esner & M. Schavemaker (eds.), Vincent Everywhere: The (Inter)National Identities of Van Gogh, Amsterdam 2010, pp. 22-37.

 

 * Weststeijn, T., ‘Seeing and the Transfer of Spirits in Early Modern Art Theory’, in: C. Carman & J. Hendrix (eds.), Renaissance Theories of Vision, London 2010, 149-170.

 

* Weststeijn, T., ‘Between Mind and Body: Painting the Inner Movements According to Samuel van Hoogstraten and Franciscus Junius’, in: S. Dickey & H. Roodenburg (eds.), The Passions in the Art of the Early Modern Netherlands. Nederlands kunsthistorisch jaarboek 60 (2009), 260-281.

 

* Weststeijn, T., ‘This Art Embraces All Visible Things in its Domain: Samuel van Hoogstraten and the Trattato della Pittura’, in: C. Farago (ed.), Re-Reading Leonardo; The Treatise on Painting across Europe, 1550-1900, London 2009, pp. 415-439.

 

テイス・ウェストステーイン、「中国と日本の肖像-オランダ黄金時代の状況」、『アジアとヨーロッパの肖像』吉田憲司、ブライアン・ダランズ編、国立民族学博物館・国立国際美術館・福岡アジア美術館・神奈川県立近代美術館・神奈川県立歴史博物館(展覧会図録)、2008-2009年、58-75頁(原文英語:274-278頁)。

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Portraits of China and Japan: The Case of the Dutch Golden Age’, in: K. Yoshida & B. Durrans (eds.), Self and Other; Portraits of Asia and Europe, 11 September 2008 – 29 March 2009 , exhibition catalogue National Museum of Ethnology (MINPAKU), Osaka; The National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum; The Museum of Modern Art, Mayama; Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History, Osaka 2008, pp. 58-75 (Japanese), 274-278 (English).

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘”The Colorful Trash of the Flemish School:” Netherlandish Art and Russian Literature’, in: J. Stelleman, E. de Haard & W. Honselaar (eds.), Literature and Beyond; Pegasus Oost-Europese Studies 11 (2008), Vol. II, pp. 885-906.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘The Germanic Origins of Art: Dutch and English Antiquity According to Verstegan, Junius and Van Hoogstraten’, Dutch Crossing; A Journal of Low Countries Studies 32, no. 1 (2008), pp. 43-70.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Visual Arts’, in: M. Beller & J.Th. Leerssen (eds.), IMAGOLOGY: The Cultural Construction and Literary Representation of National Characters, Amsterdam and New York 2007, pp. 451-456.

 

* Weststeijn, T., ‘Spinoza sinicus: an Asian Paragraph in the History of the Radical Enlightenment’, Journal of the History of Ideas 68, No. 4 (2007), pp. 537-561.

 

* Weststeijn, T., ‘“Painting’s Enchanting Poison”: Artistic Efficacy and the Transfer of Spirits’, in: C. Göttler & W. Neuber (eds.), Spirits Unseen: The Representation of Subtle Bodies in Early Modern European Culture. Intersections, Yearbook for Early Modern Studies, vol. IX, Leiden and Boston 2007, pp. 141-178.

 

* Weststeijn, T., ‘Otto Vaenius’ Emblemata Horatiana and the azulejos of the Convent of São Francesco, Salvador de Bahía’, De Nederlanden en de Nieuwe Wereld. Themanummer De zeventiende eeuw 21-1 (2005), pp. 128-145.

 

* Weststeijn, T. ‘Rembrandt and Rhetoric. The Concepts of affectus, enargeia and ornatus in Samuel van Hoogstraten’s Judgement of His Master’, in: M.J.E. van den Doel a.o. (eds.), The Learned Eye. Regarding Art, Theory, and the Artist’s Reputation. Essays for Ernst van de Wetering, Amsterdam 2005, pp. 111-130.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Introduction: The Learned Eye’, in: M.J.E. van den Doel a.o. (eds.), The Learned Eye. Regarding Art, Theory, and the Artist’s Reputation. Essays for Ernst van de Wetering, Amsterdam 2005, pp. 9-15.

 

- Weststeijn, T., Athanasius Kircher in Amsterdam. A Seventeenth-Century Scholar in Search of Lost Knowledge, exhibition catalogue Museum Amstelkring, Amsterdam (Sept. 1 - Oct. 7, 2001), Amsterdam 2001.

 

National Publications

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘”Zoo eigenzinnig in zyne verkiezingen”: Rembrandt in de ogen van tijdgenoten, 1630-1730’, in: J. Rutgers (ed.), Rembrandt in Perspectief, Open Universiteit (12.000 words, accepted).

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Een feest voor het oog: lachen en levensechtheid in de Nederlandse kunsttheorie’, in: A. Tummers (red.), De Gouden Eeuw viert feest, cat.tent. Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem 2011, pp. 20-27.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Jonge neger bij dageraad: Van Gogh en Barack Obama in een gedicht van Derek Walcott’, in: R. Esner & M. Schavemaker (red.), Overal Vincent: De (inter)nationale identiteiten van Van Gogh, Amsterdam 2010 , Amsterdam 2010, pp. 22-37.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘De zichtbare wereld van een schilder-dichter: Samuel van Hoogstratens Inleyding tot de hooge schoole der schilderkonst’, in: J. Bos and E. Geleijns (red.), Boekenwijsheid: drie eeuwen kennis en cultuur in 30 bijzondere boeken. Opstellen bij de afronding van de Short-Title Catalogue Netherlands, Zutphen 2009, pp. 167-176.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘De verbeelding van de zichtbare wereld in Samuel van Hoogstratens Inleyding tot de Hooge Schoole der Schilderkonst’, Feit en Fictie; Tijdschrift voor de geschiedenis van de representatie VII, No. 2 (accepted and in print, 10 pp).

 

* Weststeijn, T., ‘Imitatie in Samuel van Hoogstratens Inleyding tot de Hooge Schoole der Schilderkonst’, Imitatie in de Renaissance. De zeventiende eeuw 21, No. 2 (2005), pp. 243-266.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Schilderkunst als “zuster van de bespiegelende wijsgeerte”: de theoretische status van het afbeelden van de zichtbare wereld in Samuel van Hoogstratens ‘Inleyding tot de Hooge Schoole der Schilderkonst’’, De Zeventiende Eeuw 18, No. 2 (2002), pp. 184-72 .

 

- Weststeijn, T., Wilhelm Dilthey’s The Origin of Hermeneutics. Conditions for Knowledge in the Humanities and the Study of Textual Sources, MA thesis 2001 (Department of Philosophy) University of Amsterdam (in Dutch, 132 pp).

 

- Weststeijn, T., Samuel van Hoogstraten’s Introduction to the Academy of Painting and the Theoretical Status of the Depiction of the Visible World, MA thesis 2000 (Department of Art History) University of Amsterdam (in Dutch, 95 pp.).

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘De portretten van Julius Caesar Scaliger en Josephus Justus Scaliger (cat.no. 11 en 23)’, Research Report University Museum ‘De Agnietenkapel’, 1997 (30 pp.).

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Johannes Vermeer en de schoonheid van de zichtbare wereld. Het afbeelden van de natuur als eerbetoon aan de schepping’, Simulacrum 1 (1996), pp. 8-12.

 

 Academic review articles

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: Lyckle de Vries, How to Create Beauty: De Lairesse on the Theory and Practice of Making Art’, Renaissance Quarterly.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: E. Buijsen, C. Dumas & V. Manuth (eds.), Face Book: Studies on Dutch and Flemish portraiture of the 16th-18th centuries. Liber amicorum presented to Rudolf E.O. Ekkart on the occasion of his 65th birthday’, De Zeventiende Eeuw (accepted).

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: Judith van Gent, Bartholomeus van der Helst (ca. 1613-1670). Een studie naar zijn leven en werk’, Historians of Netherlandish Art Book Review. URL: http://www.hnanews.org/hna/bookreview/current/nl_gent1012.html

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: Joost Keizer and Todd M. Richardson (eds.), The Transformation of Vernacular Expression in Early Modern Arts’, Low Countries Historical Review 128 (2013) . URL: http://www.bmgn-lchr.nl/index.php/bmgn/article/view/8217 .

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: Peter Fuhring, Barbara Brejon de Lavergnée, Marianne Grivel, Séverine Lepape, Véronique Meyer (ed.), Sylvie Aubenas (pref.), L’Estampe au Grand Siècle. Etudes offertes à Maxime Préaud’, De zeventiende eeuw 28/2 (2012), p. 99-100.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: Olivier Bonfait, Antoinette Le Normand-Romain e.a. (eds.), Les Pays-Bas. Themanummer Perspective. La revue de l’INHA 4’, De zeventiende eeuw 28/2 (2012), p. 104.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: P. van den Brink, J. van der Veen a.o., Jacob Backer (1608/9-1651), Cat. exh. Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, & Sürmondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen,’, Historians of Netherlandish Art Book Review 2 (2010). URL: http://www.hnanews.org/hna/bookreview/current/nl1.html

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: A.S. Lehmann & B. Ramakers, Body and Embodiment in Netherlandish Art. Netherlands Yearbook of the History of Art’, Historians of Netherlandish Art Book Review 1 (2010). URL: http://www.hnanews.org/archive/2010/04/nl1.html

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Iconography without Texts [Review of: Paul Taylor (ed.), Iconography without Texts’], Journal of Art Historiography 1 (2010), 1-7. URL: http://arthistoriography.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/media_139144_en.pdf

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: Edward Grasman, Gerson in Groningen; een portret van Horst Gerson, kunstkenner en hoogleraar kunstgeschiedenis (1907-1978)’, Studium. Tijdschrift voor Wetenschapsgeschiedenis 1 (2009), pp. 44-45.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: Hanneke Grootenboer, The Rhetoric of Perspective; Realism and Illusionism in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still-Life Painting’, De zeventiende eeuw 24-1 (2008), pp. 118-121.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: Amy Golahny, Mia Mochizuki & Lisa Vergara (eds.), In His Milieu; Essays in Memory of John Michael Montias’, De zeventiende eeuw 23-2 (2007), pp. 277-279.

 

* Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: Samuel van Hoogstraten, Introduction à la haute école de l’art de peinture. Traduction, commentaires et index par Jan Blanc’, Simiolus. Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art 32, Number 2/3 (2006), pp. 218-222.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: Susan J. Barnes, Nora de Poorter, Oliver Millar & Horst Vey, Van Dyck. A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings’, De zeventiende eeuw 22-2 (2006), p. 379.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: David Jaffé & Minna Moore Ede (eds.), Rubens. A Master in the Making’, De zeventiende eeuw 22-2 (2006), pp. 376-377.

 

* Weststeijn, T., ‘De dialectiek van woorden voor schilderijen. Baxandall over een structuur voor kunstkritische begrippen en de grenzen van de taal [Review of Michael Baxandall, “Words for Pictures. Seven Papers on Renaissance Art and Criticism]”, Incontri. Rivista europea di studi italiani, 19-2 (2004), pp. 93-98.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: B. Bakker, Landschap en Wereldbeeld. Van Van Eyck tot Rembrandt’, De zeventiende eeuw 20-2 (2004), pp. 358-360.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Review: Amy Golahny, Rembrandt’s Reading. The Artist’s Bookshelf of Ancient Poetry and History’, De zeventiende eeuw 20-2 (2004), pp. 371-372.

 

* Weststeijn, T, ‘Review: Hans-Jörg Czech, Im Geleit der Musen. Studien zu Samuel van Hoogstratens Malereitraktat ‘Ineyding tot de Hooge Schoole der Schilderkonst’, Oud Holland 117 (2004), nr. 1-2, pp. 103-105.

 

- Weststeijn, T, ‘Review: Wybrand de Geest, Het Kabinet der Statuen. Reprint of the edition Amsterdam 1702, with an explanatory text by Jochen Becker’, Historians of Netherlandish Art Newsletter vol. 21, no. 1 (2004), pp. 18-19. URL: http://www.hnanews.org/archive/2004/04/geest.html

 

- Weststeijn, T., various book and exhibition reviews for Hinc Omnia, newsletter Art History Institute of the University of Amsterdam, 1998-2000.

 

Popular Publications (including large review articles)

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Elegante steekpenningen. De Chinese kunstmarkt’, De Groene Amsterdammer 31 (2012), http://www.groene.nl/2012/31/elegante-steekpenningen

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Het China van Matteo Ricci’, De Academische Boekengids 92 (2012), URL: http://abg-app.eu/het-china-van-matteo-ricci/

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Maangruis voor Mao. De toekomst van het museum: De grootste tentoonstelling ter wereld, De Groene Amsterdammer 9 (29-2-2012). URL: http://www.groene.nl/2012/9/maangruis-voor-mao

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Afscheid van Peking. Hoe China het eigen verleden afbreekt’, De Academische Boekengids (2011). URL: http://www.academischeboekengids.nl/do.php?a=show_visitor_artikel&id=1118

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘”Voorbij de koude grond” (on Dereck Walcott, Barack Obama, and Vincent van Gogh)’, De Groene Amsterdammer 1-2 (2009), pp. 54 -57.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Het literaire middel’, interviewed by Joke de Wolf in Folia 10 (2008), p. 21.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Uit de facultaire agenda: The Making of the Humanities’, interviewed by Mas Fopma in Nieuwsbrief Geesteswetenschappen 113 (2008), p. 16.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Máxima, Mathilde en Johanna Schopenhauer: op zoek naar de kunst der Lage Landen’, Dutch Identity: Lost and Found, Simulacrum 1 (2008), pp. 16-21.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘De Indische wortels van het Nederlandse modernisme’, De Academische Boekengids 71 (2008), 2-8. URL: http://www.academischeboekengids.nl/do.php?a=show_visitor_artikel&id=770

 

- Weststeijn, T.,  ‘Geschiedenisles van De Bazel’, Het Parool, 2 mei 2008.

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘Een prinselijk brein: Margaret Cavendish in de Nederlanden’, De Academische Boekengids 67 (2008), pp. 3-5, URL: http://www.academischeboekengids.nl/do.php?a=show_visitor_artikel&id=688

 

- Weststeijn, T. (2006), ‘Hollandse horizon. Schilderkunst als raamwerk voor een Nederlands wereldbeeld’, De Academische Boekengids 58 (2006), pp. 3-5. URL: http://www.academischeboekengids.nl/abg/do.php?a=show_visitor_artikel&id=533

 

- Weststeijn, T., ‘De schepping geschilderd’, Folia Civitatis 12, no. 59 (2005), p. 18.

 

 - Weststeijn, T., ‘Het “Boek der Wereld” verklaard door Athanasius Kircher’ (Amsterdam 2010, 4 pp). URL: http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/m.a.weststeijn/bestanden/kircher-artikel.pdf

 

Links to online editions of art theory

Below are links to full-text editions of various source texts relevant to 17th-century painting. Whenever possible, I have preferred texts that can be fully downloaded and searched for terminology. If you're browsing from inside the UvA network (or another educational institution's), a description of primary texts and secondary literature can be found here (Oxford Bibliographies Online).

2016

  • Bod, R., Kursell, J., Maat, J., & Weststeijn, T. (2016). A New Field: History of Humanities. History of Humanities, 1(1), 1-8. DOI: 10.1086/685056 [details]
  • Bod, R., Kursell, J., Maat, J., & Weststeijn, T. (2016). Going Global. History of Humanities, 1(2), 211-212. DOI: 10.1086/687970 [details]

2015

  • Weststeijn, T. (2015). Art and Antiquity in the Netherlands and Britain: The Vernacular Arcadia of Franciscus Junius (1591-1677). (Studies in Netherlandish Art and Cultural History; No. 12). Leiden: Brill. [details]
  • van Noord, W., & Weststeijn, T. (2015). The Global Trajectory of Nicolaas Witsen’s Chinese Mirror. The Rijksmuseum Bulletin, 63(4), 325-361. [details] [PDF]

2014

  • Bod, R., Maat, J., & Weststeijn, T. (2014). Introduction: The making of the modern humanities. In R. Bod, J. Maat, & T. Weststeijn (Eds.), The making of the humanities. - Vol. 3: The modern humanities (pp. 13-24). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2014). Art and Knowledge in Rome and the Early Modern Republic of Letters, 1500-1750: An Introduction. Fragmenta. Journal of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, 5(2011), 1-12. DOI: 10.1484/J.FRAG.1.103508 [details]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2014). Between Rome and Amsterdam: Barthold Nihusius (1589-1657) and the Origins of Egyptology. Fragmenta. Journal of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, 5(2011), 247-262. DOI: 10.1484/J.FRAG.1.103519 [details]

2013

  • Weststeijn, T. (2013). "Passie, Hartstocht": Painting and Evoking Emotions in Rembrandt’s Studio. In C. Fritsche, K. Leonhard, & G. J. M. Weber (Eds.), Ad fontes! Niederländische Kunst des 17. Jahrhunderts in Quellen (pp. 304-329). Petersberg: Imhof. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2013). Art Literature and Theory of Art. Oxford Bibliographies Online, Ren & Ref(06/25/2013). DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195399301-0035 [details]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2013). Preface: Approaches to a multifaceted master. In T. Weststeijn (Ed.), The universal art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678): painter, writer, and courtier (pp. 7-18). (Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2013). Prolog: Samuel van Hoogstraten and the Golden Age of Dutch art, literature, and science: the present book and future research. In T. Weststeijn (Ed.), The universal art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678): painter, writer, and courtier (pp. 21-33). (Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2013). Samuel van Hoogstraten, the First Dutch Novelist? In T. Weststeijn (Ed.), The universal art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678): painter, writer, and courtier (pp. 183-207). (Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age). Amsterdam University Press. [details] [PDF]

2012

  • Weststeijn, T. (2012). "Having No Other Paintings than Their Shields": The Germanic Origins of Art in the Seventeenth Century. Medieval & Renaissance texts & studies, 425, 43-74. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2012). Idols and Ideals in the Rise of Netherlandish Art Theory. In K. Jonckheere, & R. Suykerbuyk (Eds.), Art after Iconoclasm: Painting in the Netherlands between 1566 and 1585. (pp. 109-130). (Museums at the crossroads; No. 25). Turnhout: Brepols. [details]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2012). The Gender of Colors in Dutch Art Theory. In A-S. Lehmann, F. Scholten, & P. Chapman (Eds.), Meaning in Materials: 1400-1800 (pp. 177-201). (Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek = Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art; No. 62). Leiden: Brill. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2012). Translating 'Schilderspraeke': Painters’ Terminology in the Dutch Edition of Franciscus Junius’ The Painting of the Ancients (1637-1641). In H. J. Cook, & S. Dupré (Eds.), Translating Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries. (pp. 163-196). (Low Countries Studies on the Circulation of Natural Knowledge; No. 3). Berlin: LIT Verlag. [details]

2009

  • Weststeijn, T. (2009). Between mind and body: painting the inner movements according to Samuel van Hoogstraten and Franciscus Junius. In S. S. Dickey, & H. Roodenburg (Eds.), The Passions in the Arts of the Early Modern Netherlands (pp. 261-281). (Nederlands kunsthistorisch jaarboek = Netherlands yearbook for history of art; No. 60). Zwolle: Waanders. [details] [PDF]

2008

  • Weststeijn, T. (2008). Margaret Cavendish in de Nederlanden: filosofie en schilderkunst in de Gouden Eeuw. (Amsterdamse Gouden Eeuw Reeks). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]

2007

  • Weststeijn, M. A. (2007). Spinoza sinicus: an Asian Paragraph in the History of the Radical Enlightenment. Journal of the History of Ideas, 68(4), 537-561. DOI: 10.1353/jhi.2007.0037 [details]

2014

  • Weststeijn, T. (2014). 'Zoo eigenzinnig in zyne verkiezingen': Rembrandt in de ogen van tijdgenoten, 1630-1730. In J. Rutgers, & M. Rijnders (Eds.), Rembrandt in perspectief: de veranderende visie op de meester en zijn werk. (pp. 12-40). Zwolle: Waanders. [details]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2014). Cultural Reflections on Porcelain in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands. In J. van Campen, & T. Eliens (Eds.), Chinese and Japanese Porcelain for the Dutch Golden Age (pp. 213-229, 265-268). Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. [details] [PDF]

2010

  • Weststeijn, T. (2010). 'Signs that signify by themselves': writing with images in the seventeenth century. In R. Bod, J. Maat, & T. Weststeijn (Eds.), The making of the humanities. - Vol. 1: Early Modern Europe (pp. 133-159). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2010). A young negro at dawn: Van Gogh and Barack Obama in a poem by Derek Walcott. In R. Esner, & M. Schavemaker (Eds.), Vincent everywhere: Van Gogh's (inter)national identities (pp. 23-36, 169-170). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2010). Jonge neger bij dageraad: Van Gogh en Barack Obama in een gedicht van Derek Walcott. In R. Esner, & M. Schavemaker (Eds.), Overal Vincent: de (inter)nationale identiteiten van Van Gogh (pp. 23-36, 177-178). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2010). Seeing and the transfer of spirits in early modern art theory. In J. S. Hendrix, & C. H. Carman (Eds.), Renaissance theories of vision (pp. 149-169). (Visual culture in early modernity). Farnham: Ashgate. [details]

2009

  • Weststeijn, T. (2009). 'This art embraces all visible things in its domain': Samuel van Hoogstraten and the 'Trattato della pittura'. In C. Farago (Ed.), Re-reading Leonardo: the 'Treatise on painting' across Europe, 1550-1900 (pp. 415-439). Farnham [etc.]: Ashgate. [details]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2009). De zichtbare wereld van een schilder-dichter: Samuel van Hoogstratens 'Inleyding tot de hooge schoole der schilderkonst'. In J. Bos, & E. Geleijns (Eds.), Boekenwijsheid: drie eeuwen kennis en cultuur in 30 bijzondere boeken: opstellen bij de voltooiing van de Short-Title Catalogue, Netherlands (pp. 167-176). Zutphen: Walburg Pers. [details] [PDF]

2008

  • Weststeijn, T. (2008). "The colorful trash of the Flemish School": Netherlandish art and Russian literature. In E. de Haard, W. Honselaar, & J. Stelleman (Eds.), Literature and beyond: Festschrift for Willem G. Weststeijn on the occasion of his 65th birthday (pp. 885-906). (Pegasus-Oost-Europese Studies; No. 11-2). Amsterdam: Pegasus. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2008). The visible world: Samuel van Hoogstraten's art theory and the legitimation of painting in the Dutch Golden Age. (Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2008). De Indische wortels van het Nederlandse modernisme: ideeën over oosterse spiritualiteit bepaalden de interesse in Indische kunst. De Academische Boekengids, 71, 2-8. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2008). Margaret Cavendish in de Nederlanden: Thijs Weststeijn wint de ABG VN Essay Prijs 2008. De Academische Boekengids, 67, 3-5. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2008). Máxima, Mathilde en Johanna Schopenhauer: op zoek naar de kunst der Lage Landen’. Simulacrum, 16(2), 16-21. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2008). Portraits of China and Japan: the case of the Dutch Golden Age. In K. Yoshida, & B. Durrans (Eds.), Self and other: portraits of Asia and Europe (pp. 58-75, 274-278). Osaka: Asahi Shimbun. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2008). The Germanic origins of art: Dutch and English antiquity according to Verstegan, Junius and Van Hoogstraten. Dutch Crossing, 32(1), 43-70. [details] [PDF]

2007

  • Weststeijn, M. A. (2007). ''Painting's Enchanting Poison': Artistic Efficacy and the Transfer of Spirits'. In C. Göttler, & W. Neuber (Eds.), Spirits Unseen: The Representation of Subtle Bodies in Early Modern European Culture (pp. 141-178). (Intersections, Yearbook for Early Modern Studies; No. IX). Leiden & Boston. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, M. A. (2007). 'Visual Arts'. In J. Leerssen, & M. Beller (Eds.), IMAGOLOGY: The Cultural Construction and Literary Representation of National Characters (pp. 451-456). Amsterdam & New York. [details] [PDF]

2013

  • Weststeijn, T. (Author). (2013). Bartholomeus van der Helst (ca. 1613-1670): een studie naar zijn leven en werk. Historians of Netherlandish Art. [details]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2013). [Bespreking van: E. Buijsen, C. Dumas (2012) Face book: studies on Dutch and Flemish portraiture of the 16th-18th centuries: liber amicorum presented to Rudolf E.O. Ekkart on the occasion of his 65th birthday]. Zeventiende Eeuw, 29(1), 134-135. DOI: URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-114455 [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2013). [Review of: J. Keizer, T.M. Richardson (2011) The transformation of vernacular expression in early modern arts]. Bijdragen en Mededelingen betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden, 128(1), review 1. DOI: URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-109901 [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2013). [Review of: L. de Vries. How to create beauty: De Lairesse on the theory and practice of making art]. Renaissance Quarterly, 66(2), 623-624. DOI: 10.1086/671614 [details]

2010

  • Weststeijn, T. (2010). [Review of: A.S. Lehmann, B. Ramakers (2008) Body and embodiment in Netherlandish art = Lichaam en lichamelijkheid in de Nederlandse kunst]. HNA Review of Books, 2010(1). [details]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2010). [Review of: P. van den Brink, J. van der Veen (2008) Jacob Backer (1608/9-1651)]. HNA Review of Books, 2010(11). [details] [PDF]

2009

  • Weststeijn, T. (2009). Iconography without Texts [Review of: P. Taylor (2008) Iconography without texts]. Journal of Art Historiography, 1, TW/1. [details] [PDF]
  • Weststeijn, T. (2009). [Bespreking van: E. Grasman (2007) Gerson in Groningen: een portret van Horst Gerson, kunstkenner en hoogleraar kunstgeschiedenis (1907-1978)]. Studium, 2(1), 44-45. [details] [PDF]

2008

  • Weststeijn, M. A. (2008). [Review of: H. Grootenboer (2005) The rhetoric of perspective: realism and illusionism in seventeenth-century Dutch still-life painting]. Zeventiende Eeuw, 24(1), 118-121. [details] [PDF]

2007

  • Weststeijn, M. A. (2007). [Review of: A. Golahny, et al. (2006) In his milieu: essays on Netherlandish art in memory of John Michael Montias]. Zeventiende Eeuw, 23(2), 277-279. [details]
  • Weststeijn, M. A. (2007). [Review of: D. Jaffé, e.a.. Rubens. A Master in the Making]. Zeventiende Eeuw, 22(2), 376-377. [details]
  • Weststeijn, M. A. (2007). [Review of: S. Hoogstraten, e.a.. Introduction à la haute école de l’art de peinture. Traduction, commentaires et index par Jan Blanc]. Simiolus, 32(2/3), 218-222. [details]
  • Weststeijn, M. A. (2007). [Review of: S.J. Barnes, e.a.. Van Dyck. A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings]. Zeventiende Eeuw, 22(2), 379. [details]

Journal editor

  • Bod, L.W.M. (editor), Kursell, Julia (editor), Maat, J. (editor) & Weststeijn, M.A. (editor) (2016-): History of Humanities (Journal).
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