Jan Blanc penned the article “Why Rembrandt?” featured in the catalog of the Rembrandt in Amsterdam exhibition. Blanc’s article questions why Rembrandt became one of the most famous painters in art history after his death. Listen in as Blanc and Sapir discuss.
About the speakers:
Professor of Art History of the Modern Period, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Jan Blanc focuses on the art and theory of art of the modern period in Europe, including 17th century Holland and France and 18th century England. His work includes the workshop of Rembrandt (2006), a recently published book on the Dutch Golden Age (2019), and a study of stilleven (“still life”) (2020). He will publish a book on early modern Dutch art in the fall of 2021.
Professor of Art History at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
A doctoral candidate at the University of Amsterdam and the EHESS in Paris and a visiting scholar at Freie Universität in Berlin (2018-19), Itay Sapir specializes in European art from the 15th to the 17th century. His many publications focus on artists such as Caravaggio, Claude Lorrain and Jusepe de Ribera. He touches on the links between painting, philosophy and science.
This lecture will be in French with simultaneous interpretation in English available.
This event will take place at 6 pm EDT. Spaces are limited.