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Lecture

Museum Talk with Gary Schwartz: Rembrandt’s Orient: West Meets East in Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century

Date
Thursday 14 October 2021
Time
Series
Museum Talks at the Leiden Department of Art History
Location
Lipsius
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Room
019

Dutch artists were fascinated by Oriental motifs of all kinds, in still life, city views, histories, portraits, tronies. One particular orientalist genre, the tronie of a studio model with Oriental attributes, became associated with Rembrandt for generations to come. In 2020-21 the first exhibition devoted to the subject was held in Kunstmuseum Basel and Museum Barberini in Potsdam. The guest curator, Gary Schwartz, tells about the exhibition and its theme.

Arnoud Vrolijk, curator of Oriental Manuscripts at Leiden University Libraries, will briefly explain about the efforts of 17th-century Leiden scholars to understand the Orient and its culture(s).

Registration

Register here to join the Museum Talks.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Raised Sabre, 1634, etching, 124 x 102 mm, Rijksmuseum, RP-P-OB-283
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