Author

Karla Helland

Publication Date

1-1-1988

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Kittrell, Edward

Department

Department of Economics

Abstract

This thesis investigated the alleged positive relationship between profit inflation and artistic creativity claimed by John Meynard Keynes as applied to the great seventeenth century Dutch painters and the Dutch economy. The allied but broader theme—that the favorable psychology created by economic prosperity as proposed by Robert Nesbit—was also explored for this time period. It was shown that inherent factors in the Dutch economy favored economic growth and that the expansion of trade by the Dutch greatly increased the welfare of its citizens. This increase in welfare led to a “vitality” amongst the Dutch people, creating a favorable atmosphere for painters and, most importantly, potential patrons of artists.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

20 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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