Rembrandt van Rijn, The Blinding of Samson, 1636, oil on canvas.

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Blinding of Samson, 1636, oil on canvas. 219.3 × 305 cm. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main (1383). Photo : CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Why Rembrandt?

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
This is a virtual event. Zoom

This event is taking place at 6 pm EDT.

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:

Jan Blanc

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.

Itay Sapir

Professor of Art History at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Itay Sapir is a specialist in European art from the 15th to the 17th century. His numerous publications focus on artists such as Caravaggio, Claude Lorrain and Jusepe de Ribera, as well as on the links between painting on the one hand and philosophy and science on the other. A doctoral candidate at the University of Amsterdam and the EHESS in Paris, Itay was a visiting scholar at the Freie Universität in Berlin during 2018-2019.

 

This lecture will be in French with simultaneous interpretation in English available.

This event is taking place at 6 pm EDT. Spaces are limited.

 

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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