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AUC PHILOLOGICA, Vol 2018 No 4 (2018), 9–33

European influence of Dutch and Flemish art. Cultural mobility

Ludo Beheydt

published online: 22. 03. 2019


The future for European interdisciplinary culture studies lies in the recognition of the dynamics in European culture. If European citizens are to identify with Europe, a familiar European culture has to be offered to them. That familiarity will not be found in a national history or national culture studied in isolation, nor will it be found in European history or culture. Europe does not have a common cultural identity, a shared web of significance. A way out of this dilemma is conceiving European culture as the result of a continuous cross-pollination. Such a view is presented here in an exemplary approach to art, looking at Flemish and Dutch art as a meeting point of cultural influences.

keywords: European culture; cultural mobility; cultural identity; Flemish and Dutch art

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