Vanessa Paumen et al. (eds.)
The Art of Law: Three Centuries of Justice Depicted
Introduction by Georges Martyn
Tielt: Lannoo, 2016, 205 pp.
Featuring 20 top pieces from the collection of the Groeninge Museum in Bruges, combined with more than 80 exquisite works from collections around the world, this book sheds new light on the depiction of justice from the 15th to the 17th century. This book provides an historical approach that will appeal to both the expert and the art lover. The inclusion of famous pieces, such as The Judgment of Cambyses by Gerard David and The Last Judgment by Pieter Pourbus and Jan Provoost, make this book an homage to art as well as to the practices of law in society.
The Art of Law was curated and coordinated by art historian Vanessa Paumen, coordinator of the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts of the Burgundian Netherlands at the Groeningemuseum in Bruges, along with fellow art historian Tine Van Poucke, the museum's education and outreach officer. The curators were advised by art historian Stefan Huygebaert, who is currently completing a PhD in legal iconography at Ghent University, and by Georges Martyn, Professor of Legal History at Ghent University and honorary barrister of the Ghent bar and substitute magistrate (justice of the peace).
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Para el diseño de la cubierta se estampa modernamente la talla Ivstitia (c. 1593), de Jacques de Gheyn (1565-1629), registrada entre los fondos del Museum Boijmans. Rotterdam. The Netherlands.