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Junko Aono Last modified date:2019.05.29



Graduate School


Academic Degree
Ph.D.
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes
Field of Specialization
Art History
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
08years00months
Outline Activities
Major Research Fields: 17th- and 18th-century Dutch art; Western art of the early modern periode
Research Projects:

"Praise of Peasant Imagery: A Taste for Dutch Genre Painting on the 18th-century Iternational Art Market"(funded by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) 2017-2020)
"Collecting the 'Dutch-ness': A Study on the Reception of Dutch Painting in 18th-Century Collections" (KAKENHI, 2014-2016)

"Globalization of Art Market. Studies in its Institutionalization and Diffusion from the West to Japan and Asia" (KAKENHI, Kiban (A), 2019-2024, principal investigator: Tsukasa Kodera, Osaka University)
"A Geo-Economic Study on Art Market, Circulations, Art Dealers in the Early-Modern and Modern Periods" (KAKENHI, Kiban (A), 2014-2018, principal investigator: Tsukasa Kodera, Osaka University); ; "Oriental Imagery in 17th-Century Dutch Art" (KAKENHI, 2012-2016, principal investigator: Akira Kofuku, The National Museum of Western Art)
Research
Research Interests
  • How did painters around 1700 look back at the Golden Age and how did they inherit the art of their great predecessors? Confronting the Golden Age: Imitation and Innovation in Dutch Genre Painting 1680-1750 (Amsterdam University Press, 2015)(developing from My PhD dissertation, 2011, University of Amsterdam) reconsiders the long-dismissed genre painting from 1680 to 1750 by addressing several fundamental questions. Why did artists of this period consistently reuse seventeenth-century pictorial elements? How were their paintings viewed and valued in those days, and who bought these works of art? Grounded in close analysis of a range of genre paintings and employing numerous primary sources – including archival documents, sales catalogues, and literature on art – three case studies, richly supplemented by a catalogue of 29 selected painters and their work, analyze the artistic choices made by painters of the new generations who confronted the art of the second and third quarters of the seventeenth century as an unsurpassed canon of the Golden Age and illustrate how painters coped with, responded to and took advantage of this heritage in order to produce their own works of art through imitation and innovation. This study took a first step to reposition the period between 1680 and 1750 in the history of Dutch art, namely, as an unique and dynamic era that was the first to glorify the art of the Golden Age. I am currently interested in 18th-century collectors' reception of the heritage of the Golden Age, and also involved in the project "Oriental Imagery in 17th-century Dutch Art" (2012-2016).
    keyword : Netherlands, Dutch, Golden Age, 17th century, 18th century, reception, genre painting, collector, collection
    2013.09~2020.03.
Current and Past Project
  • Globalization of art market. Studies in its institutionalization and diffusion from the West to Japan and Asia.
  • Project funded by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) 2017-2020: Praise of Peasant Imagery: A Taste for Dutch Genre Painting on the 18th-century Iternational Art Market
  • A Geo-Economic Study on Art Market, Circulations, Art Dealers in the Early-Modern and Modern Periods
  • Project funded by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) 2014-2016: Study on the "Dutchness" of Dutch Painting in Eighteenth-Century Art Collections
  • Study of Oriental Imagery in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art, funded by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
Academic Activities
Books
1. Junko Aono, Sumiko Imai, Mia Mochizuki and Noriko Mochizuki (eds.), Mobility and Visuality beyond Borders: A Liber Amicorum for Professor Yoriko Kobayashi-Sato, Yasaka-shobo, Tokyo 2019, [URL].
2. VS. Vermeer - His Artistic Competition with Masters from the Western Art, [URL].
3. Junko Aono, The Leiden Collection Catalogue, https://www.theleidencollection.com/archive/(Edited by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., New York, 2017), Entries on paintings by Jan van Mieris, Willem van Mieris, Dominicus van Tol, and Jacob van Toorenvliet, 2017.01, [URL], ◉This online catalogue of The Leiden Collection, edited by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., celebrates the world of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art, a Golden Age of creativity. The catalogue provides an overview of the Collection, scholarly entries of more than 175 paintings and drawings, artist biographies, as well as essays about major painters from Leiden featured in the Collection, including Rembrandt van Rijn, Gerrit Dou and Frans van Mieris..
4. Junko Aono, Confronting the Golden Age: Imitation and Innovation in Dutch Genre Painting 1680-1750, Amsterdam University Press, [Reviewed in: NRC-Handelsblad (2015.8.7); The Burlington Magazine (2015.9, p. 640, by Eddy Schavemaker); HNA Review of Books (2016, by Angela Ho); Choice (by Amy Golahny); Renaissance Quarterly 69(2016, pp.677-679, by A.J. Difuria], 2015.03, [URL].
5. Sabine Craft-Giepmans, Annette de Vries, Portret in Portret in de Nederlandse Kunst 1550-2012, Dordrechts Museum, catalogue entries no. 22 and 44: Junko Aono "Gerard Dou, Zelfportret met portret van zijn familie"; "Frans van Mieris de Jonge, Drie generaties Van Mieris" , 2012.11, [URL].
6. Taco Dibbits and Toshiharu Nakamura (eds.), Milkmaid by Vermeer and Dutch Genre Painting: Masterworks from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Tokyo (The National Art Center) 2007, catalogue entries, nos. 5, 10-11, 20-24, 29, 45, 49, 54, 62, 65 and 69-70.
7. , [URL].
8. Junko Aono, “Beyond the Margin: Images of Working Women in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting,” in: the Japanese language edition of Christa Grössinger, Picturing Women in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art, Manchester & New York 1997, trans. Koichi Motoki and Junko Aono, Tokyo 2004, pp. 255-269 [Japanese].
9. Junko Aono, Supplementary text to each catalogue entry of nos. 28-45, in: (Japanese edition of) “Het Menselyk Bedryf (Human Affairs)” by Jan Luyken: Everyday Life in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Society, translated and edited by Yoriko Kobayashi and Miyuki Ikeda, Tokyo 2001, 70-105 [Japanese].
10. Junko Aono, (Chapter 4)“A Painting in a Painting by Johannes Vermeer,” in: Vermeer, edited by Yoriko Kobayashi, Tokyo 2000, 64-79 [Japanese].
Reports
1. 【Translation (English into Japanese)】 Jasper Andriessen, "From Handwritten Index Card to Custom-made Digital File: Recent Developments at the RKD-Netherlands Institute for Art History and the Rembrandt Database," Bijutu Forum 21, vol. 35 (2017), pp. 100-106 (Japanese)..
2. Junko Aono, "Commentary by Junko Aono, on Eric Jan Sluijter's 'Determining Value on the Art Market in the Golden Age: An Introduction'," in Studies in Western Art, No. 19 (2016), pp. 109-112..
3. Junko Aono, '17th- and 18th-centuries' in "Bibliography and Art Dealers," Stduies in Western Art, No. 19 (2016), pp. 217-218..
4. Junko Aono, "Books by members of Kyushu Art Society: 'Junko Aono, Confronting the Golden Age: Imitation and Innovation in Dutch Genre Painting 1680-1750'," Journal of the Kyushu Art Society 21 (June 2016), 80 [Japanese].
5. Junko Aono, "Adriaan Waiboer, Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667): Life and Work - Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2012. 408 pp. 78 colour illus., 170 b/w illus.", Oud Holland, vol. 129, Issue 1, pp. 37-46, 2016.03.
6. Junko Aono [Translation], Volker Manuth, “Religious History Paintings in the World of Rembrandt,” in: Akira Kofuku (ed.), exhib. cat., Rembrandt and the Rembrandt School: The Bible, Mythology and Ancient History, Tokyo (The National Museum of Western Art) 2002, pp. 14-22 (English into Japanese)..
7. Junko Aono, "Exhibition Review: "Gerrit Dou (1613-1675)," Studies in Western Art 7 (2002), 192-196 [Japanese].
8. Junko Aono [Translation], Huigen Leeflang,“Ut pictura non poiesis: Landscape as a Subject in Seventeenth-Century Dutch art,” in: exhib. cat., Dutch Art in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer: Masterworks of the Golden Age from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Aichi (Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art) & Tokyo (The National Museum of Western Art) 2000, pp. 39-48 (English into Japanese)..
9. Junko Aono [Translation], Text by Isamu Wakabayashi, Minako Saito, Osamu Kanamura, translated into English by Junko Aono, in: Ikiro – Be Alive: Contemporary Art from Japan 1980 until Now, Exhibition Catalogue, The Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands, 2001, pp. 43, 153, 165..
Papers
1. Junko Aono, "The Old Woman Unreeling Threads by Gerrit Dou: A Study of Reproductive Prints after Seventeenth-century Dutch Genre Painting in the Eighteenth-century Paris Art Market" in: Mobility and Visuality beyond Borders: A Liber Amicorum for Professor Yoriko Kobayashi-Sato, pp. 245-269.
2. "Porcelain Depicted in Early 18th-century Dutch Genre Painting," in: 17th-Century Dutch Art and Asia, edited by Akira Kofuku, Tokyo, 2018..
3. "Artistic Challenges of Vermeer and 17th-century Genre Painters", [URL].
4. Junko Aono, "Luxury or Vanity - Collecting of Porcelain in Early Eighteenth Century Dutch Genre Painting," in: Oriental Imagery in 17th-century Dutch Art, edited by Akira Kofuku, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2017, pp. 33-41[Japanese].
5. Junko Aono, "Luxury or Vanity - Depicting Porcelain in Early Eighteenth-Century Dutch Interiors," in: Symposium: Dutch Seventeenth Century Art and "Asia", edited by Akira Kofuku, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2017, pp. 27-35 [Japanese].
6. Junko Aono, "Gerrit Dou's 'The Young Mother' (The Mauritshuis) -- 18th-century Dutch Art Market and the Value of Painting," in: The Luminescence of Netherlandish Art: From Robert Campin to Rembrandt and Gerrit Dou, edited by Akira Ozaki, Tokyo 2017, pp.175-208, 229-236 [Japanese], [URL].
7. Junko Aono, "In the Glow of Candlelight: A Study of Nicolaas Verkolje's Approach to the Art of Godefridus Schalcken", Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch, 77, 251-64, 2016.12, [URL].
8. Junko Aono, "Out of the Shadow of the Golden Age: Recent Scholarly Developments Concerning Dutch Painting of the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries", The Ashgate Research Companion to Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century, 286-301, 2016.07, [URL].
9. Junko Aono, "A Consideration of The Visit to the Nursery (1661) by Gabriel Metsu," Bijutsu Forum 21, vol. 33 (2016), 53-58 [Japanese], [URL].
10. Junko Aono, "In the Twilight of the Golden Age: Challenge in the Early Eighteenth-Century Genre Painting" in Geijutsu-Shincho (journal), 2016. 2 [Japanese], [URL].
11. Junko Aono, "The Music Lesson by Johannes Vermeer -- Some Thoughts on His Artistic Dialogue with Gabriel Metsu," in: The Lure of the Netherlandish Art: From Jan van Eyk to Johannes Vermeer, edited by Akihiro Ozaki, Tokyo 2015 [Japanese].
12. Junko Aono, "The Praise of Peasant Pictures as a Marketing Strategy —A Study of a Parisian Sales Catalogue of 1748—", European Studies 10 (2015 March), pp. 75-97 [Japanese] .
13. Junko Aono, "Engraved Color: Lucas van Leyden 'Dance of Maria Magdalene'", in: Study on Printing of Images, edited by Akira Kofuku, Tokyo 2013, pp. 103-126 [Japanese].
14. Junko Aono, "Memorializing the Golden Age: Simplicity or Refinement? The Import of Subject Choice in Early Eighteenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting," Studies in Western Art 17 (2013), pp. 111-29 [Japanese].
15. Junko Aono, "'The Orange-Blue-White Man' - Van Gogh's Perception of Colors in the Work of Frans Hals", in: Looking at Modern Art through Color: From Goethe to the Contemporary, edited by Fujio Maeda, Tokyo 2013, pp. 126-37[Japanese].
16. Junko Aono, Imitation and Innovation: Dutch Genre Painting 1680-1750 and its Reception of the Golden Age, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam [English], 2011.06.
17. “De Gouden Eeuw in druk: reproductieprenten van Nicolaas Verkolje,” in: exhibition catalogue Nicolaas Verkolje 1673-1746: De fluwelen hand, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede 2011, pp. 44-55 [Dutch], [URL].
18. Junko Aono, "A Study on Dutch Genre Painting of Late Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth Centuries,” Studies in Art: The Kajima Foundation for the Arts, 2010, Tokyo 2010, pp. 10-22 [Japanese].
19. Junko Aono, "Ennobling Daily Life: A Question of Refinement in Early Eighteenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting", Simiolus, 33 (2007/2008), no. 4, 237-257, [English], 2009.08, [URL].
20. Junko Aono, "Reproducing the Golden Age: Copies after Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century,", Oud Holland, 121, 1-34, [English], 2008.08, [URL].
21. Junko Aono, "Looking Back to the Dutch Golden Age: Early Eighteenth-Century Genre Painting by Willem van Mieris," in: E. Mai, Holland nach Rembrandt: Zur niederländischen Kunst zwischen 1670 und 1750, 225-246, [English], 2006.10, [URL].
22. Junko Aono, “The Shop Painting by Willem van Mieris (1662-1747): Inheritance and Innovation of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting,” Studies in Art: The Kajima Foundation for the Arts, 2003, Tokyo 2004, pp. 161-172 [Japanese].
23. Junko Aono, "The Goldweigher in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting: A Study of its Social Context,” Journal of International Cultural Studies 6 (1999), pp. 107-121[Japanese].
Presentations
1. 青野純子, 「変わりゆく17世紀オランダのアート・マーケットー18世紀の中古絵画市場を中心にー」, コロッキウム「17世紀オランダの画家とアートマーケット」, 2019.03.
2. Junko Aono, "Porcelain Collecting Monkeys: The Case of A Genre Painting by Willem van Mieris", Netherlandish Art and the World: A Conference on Global Art History, 2018.10, [URL].
3. Junko Aono, "The Japonse Rok in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Portraiture", Kosode & Banyans: Contested World Views in an Attire c1580-1910, 2018.09, [URL].
4. Junko Aono, "Rivalry or Homage: Pendants in the Post-Vermeer Period", Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry, 2017.09, [URL].
5. Junko Aono, "The Japonse Rok in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Portraiture", Global Costume: Kosode, Banyan, Kebaya and Japonse Rok 1500-1850. A Dialogue of Global Circulation between Art History, Economy and Material Culture, 2017.08.
6. "Luxury or Vanity--Depicting Porcelain in the Early Eighteenth-Centutry Dutch Interiors," at the symposium Dutch Seventeenth-Century Art and "Asia", 2017. 1.
7. Junko Aono, "Praise and Price: Peasant Pieces by Adriaan van Ostade in the Eighteenth-Century Art Market", Symposium Genre Painting from the Northern and Southern Netherlands, 16th-18th Century, 2016.12.
8. Junko Aono, "Reconsidering the Early Eighteenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting: A Note on Recent Developments," at the conference of the Art Society of Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 2016. 8[Japanese].
9. Junko Aono, "The Heritage of the Golden Age: A Study of Dutch Genre Painting 1680-1750," at the conference of the Japan Society of Netherlandish Art, Tokyo, 2016. 12[Japanese].
10. Junko Aono, "In the Glow of Candlelight - A Note on Nicolaas Verkolje’s Approach to the Art of Godefridus Schalcken", International Conference: Godefridus Schalcken- Fascination and Impact, 2016.01.
11. Junko Aono, "Mediating Culture & Art, in response to Michael North's lecture 'Mediating European Art through Company Channels in Asia'"(short presentation as commentator) , Symposium: Linking Cloth-Clothing Globally: 18-20th Century Mapping, 2015.08.
12. Junko Aono, "The Importance of Research on Dutch Genre Painting after 1680", Minisymposium-boekpresentatie: "Confronting the Golden Age", University of Amsterdam, 2015. 3 [Dutch].
13. Junko Aono, "Surviving in the Twilight of the Golden Age: The Reception of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century", at the 89th Conference, Kyushu Art Society, Shimonoseki, Japan, 2013. 12 [Japanese].
14. Junko Aono, "What was circulated?: Notes on 17th-century Dutch Painting in Batavia, in response to Michael North's lecture 'European and Chinese Objects of Art in the Indian Ocean: Cross-Cultural Connections in the 17th and 18th centuries'"(short presentation as commentator), Symposium: What Was Shared and What Was Circulated? Towards a Global History of Consumption, Secondhand Circulations and Adaptation, 2013.11.
15. Junko Aono, "De onderwerpkeuze in de genreschilderkunst uit de eerste helft van de achttiende eeuw (The Choice of Subject Matter in Genre Painting of the First Half of the Eighteenth Century)", at the symposium: Art in the Republic around 1700: New Perspective and Approach, Utrecht, 2011. 2 [Dutch].
16. Junko Aono, "Updating the Golden Age: Dutch Genre Painting in the Eighteenth Century", American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), 2009.03.
17. Junko Aono, "'Ennobling' Daily Life: A Question of Refinement in Early Eighteenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting", Werkgroep 18e Eeuw (Dutch-Belgian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies), 2009.01.
18. Junko Aono, "Reproducing the Golden Age: Copies after Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century", Historians of Netherlandish Art , 2006.10.
19. Junko Aono, "Looking Back to the Dutch Golden Age: Early Eighteenth-Century Genre Painting by Willem van Mieris", (symposium) Vom Adel der Malerei: Holland um 1700, 2005.11.
20. Junko Aono, "The Shop paintings by Willem van Mieris (1662-1747): Reception of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century”, The Japan Art History Society, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2003. 3 [Japanese].
21. Junko Aono, "Woman Holding a Balance: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Economic Life and its Representation,” at the 50th National Conference, The Japanese Society for Aesthetics, Kanazawa, Japan,1999. 10 [Japanese].
22. Junko Aono, "The Goldweigher in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting: a Study of its Social Context”, at the 6th National Conference, Tohoku University Society for International Cultural Studies, Sendai, Japan, 1999. 6 [Japanese].
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japan Art History Society
  • The Japanese Society for Aesthetics
  • Kyushu Art Society
  • Tohoku University Society for International Cultural Studies
  • Het Japan-Nederland Instituut (Society for Japan-Netherland Institute)
  • Historians of Netherlandish Art
  • College Art Association
  • The Society of Dutch Literature
  • Society for Dutch Art Historians
  • Dutch Society for Seventeenth-Century Studies
  • Dutch-Belgian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Educational
Educational Activities
Kikan Education Seminar (First Semester: Tuesday, Thursday)
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Learning of Social Issues B (Second Semester: Thursday)
Introduction to Art Studies (First and Second Semester: Wednesday)
Other Educational Activities
  • 2017.12.
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
MEMBERSHIP & ACTIVITIES IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA)
Nov 2006 – Apr 2009: compiler of the recent bibliography of articles on Dutch, Flemish and German art for each semi-annual newsletter.
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