Paul Taylor

Curator of the Photographic Collection

PhD
Research interests:
Early Modern, History of Art, Europe; Seventeenth-century Dutch art theory; Iconography

 

 

Publications

 

Monographs
 

Condition: the Ageing of Art, London: Paul Holberton publishing, 2015

 

Dutch Flower Painting 1600-1720, London: Yale University Press, 1995

(translated as Bloemstillevens in de Gouden Eeuw: 1600-1720, Zwolle (Waanders) 1995)

 
Exhibition catalogue

 

Dutch Flower Painting 1600-1750, exh. cat., London: Dulwich Picture Gallery, 1996

 

Published lecture

 

Vermeer, Lairesse and Composition, Hofstede de Groot-lezing, Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, Zwolle: Waanders, 2010

 

Edited books

 

The Visual Culture of Holland in the 17th and 18th Centuries and its European Reception, eds Jacek Jaźwierski and Paul Taylor, Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL, 2016

 

Meditations on a Heritage. Papers on the Work and Legacy of Sir Ernst Gombrich, ed. Paul Taylor, London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2014

 

Iconography without Texts, ed. Paul Taylor, London and Turin: Warburg Institute and Nino Aragno, 2008

 

The Iconography of Cylinder Seals, ed. Paul Taylor, London and Turin: Warburg Institute and Nino Aragno, 2006

 

Pictorial Composition from Medieval to Modern Art, eds Paul Taylor and François Quiviger, London and Turin: Warburg Institute and Nino Aragno, 2000

 

Articles and chapters

 

‘“Mass” and “Massing” from Karel van Mander to Roger Fry’, in Tributes to Jean Michel Massing: Towards a Global Art History, eds Mark Stocker and Philip Lindley, Chicago: Harvey Miller/Brepols, 2016

 

‘Houding and Keeping’, in The Visual Culture of Holland in the 17th and 18th Centuries and its European Reception, eds Jacek Jazwierski and Paul Taylor, Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL, 2016

 

‘Gombrich and the Idea of Primitive Art’, in Meditations on a Heritage. Papers on the Work and Legacy of Sir Ernst Gombrich, ed. Paul Taylor, London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2014

 

‘The Practice of Painting in Dutch Art Theory’, in Begrifflichkeit, Konzepte, Definitionen. Schreiben über Kunst und ihre Medien in Giovan Pietro Belloris Viten und der Kunstliteratur der Frühen Neuzeit, eds Elisabeth Oy-Marra, Marieke von Bernstorff and Henry Keazor, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2014, pp. 285-304

 

‘Text and Image’, Cahiers du post-diplôme «Document et art contemporain» 4, École européenne supérieure de l'image, Angoulême et Poitiers, 2014

 

‘Zwierich van sprong: Samuel van Hoogstraten’s Night Watch’, in The Universal Art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678), painter, writer and courtier, ed. Thijs Weststeijn, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013

 

‘Leonardo in the Low Countries’, in Lives of Leonardo, eds Thomas Frangenberg and Rodney Palmer, London and Turin (Warburg Institute and Nino Aragno), 2013, pp. 29-60

 

‘Italian Artistic Terms in Karel van Mander’, in Translating Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries, eds Sven Dupré and Harold J. Cook, Zürich and Münster (LIT Verlag) 2012, pp. 197-216

 

‘Colouring Nakedness in Flanders and Holland’, in The Nude and the Norm in the Early Modern Low Countries, eds Karolien De Clippel, Katharina Van Cauteren and Katlijne Van der Stighelen, Turnhout (Brepols) 2011, pp. 65-79

 

‘Rembrandt’s Injustice of Piso’, Oud Holland, 124 (2011), pp. 112-118

 

‘Henri Frankfort, Aby Warburg and “Mythopoeic Thought”’, Journal of Art Historiography, 5 (2011)

 

‘Adriano Castellesi and the School of Athens’, in Mantova e il rinascimento italiano: Studi in onore di David S. Chambers, eds Philippa Jackson and Guido Rebecchini, Mantua 2011, pp. 179-89

 

‘Images and Stories’, The Monist: an International Quarterly Journal of General Philosophical Inquiry, 93 (2010), pp. 370–383

 

‘Julius II and the Stanza della Segnatura’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 72 (2009), pp. 103-41

 

‘Flatness in Dutch Art: Theory and Practice’, Oud Holland, 121 (2008), pp. 153-184

 

‘Introduction’ and ‘Moche Libation Bottles’ in Iconography without Texts, ed. Paul Taylor, London and Turin (Warburg Institute and Nino Aragno) 2008

 

‘Introduction’ and ‘The Warburg Institute’s Photographic Collection and the Diversity of Mesopotamian Iconography’, in The Iconography of Cylinder Seals, ed. Paul Taylor, London and Turin (Warburg Institute and Nino Aragno) 2006, pp. 9-18

 

‘Michelangelo’s Mistakes in the Generation of Christ’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 67 (2004), pp. 285-294

 

‘Boötes on the Farnesina Ceiling’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 67 (2004), pp. 295-300

 

‘William Gouw Ferguson’, ‘James Hamilton’, ‘Leendert Knijff’ , ‘Simon Luttichuys’, ‘Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer’, ‘Caspar Smits’, ‘Jan Frans van Son’, ‘Simon Verelst’ and ‘William Verelst’ in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford (Oxford University Press) 2004

 

Review article of Karel van Mander, The Lives of the Illustrious Netherlandish and German Painters, edited by Hessel Miedema, 6 volumes, Doornspijk, 1994-1999, Oud Holland, 115 (2002), pp. 131-54

 

‘Composition in Dutch art theory’, in Pictorial Composition from Medieval to Modern Art, eds Paul Taylor and François Quiviger, London and Turin (Warburg Institute and Nino Aragno) 2000, pp. 146-71

 

‘Two new flower paintings by Gillis van Coninxloo III’, Oud Holland, 114 (2000), pp. 131-8

 

‘The Glow in late sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Dutch paintings’, in Looking through paintings: the study of painting techniques and materials in support of art historical research, ed. Erma Hermens, Leids Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, 11 (1998), pp. 159-75

 

(with Caroline van Eck) ‘Piero della Francesca’s Giants’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 60 (1997), pp. 243-7

 

‘Les fleurs et Dieu au XVIIe siècle’, in L’Empire de flore: histoire et représentation des fleurs en Europe du XVI e siècle au XIXe siècle, ed. Sabine van Sprang, Brussels 1996, pp. 250-60

 

(with Charles Hope) ‘Piero’s Flagellation and the Conventions of Painted Narrative’, in Incontri del Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Piero della Francesca, ed. Alessandra Uguccioni, Rome, 1995, pp. 48-101

 

‘Darkness at noon: Rembrandts Nachtwacht’, Kunstschrift, 38/6 (1994), pp. 22-7

 

‘The Concept of Houding in Dutch Art Theory’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 55 (1992), pp. 210-32

 

Bibliography

 

‘Iconography/Iconology’, in ‘Renaissance and Reformation’, Oxford Bibliographies Online  (http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/view/document/obo-9780195399301/obo-9780195399301-0161.xml?rskey=SOs8FQ&result=41&q=)

 

Interviews

 

RKD Bulletin, 2010/1, pp. 4-7

 

Essential Vermeer website, 4 June 2010 http://www.essentialvermeer.com/interviews_newsletter/taylor_interview.html

 

 

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