CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

‘A great confusion of nude slayers of infants’: Cornelis van Haarlem and Dutch mannerism in the Rijksmuseum

Lecture: 5 November 2009

Information from the museum, 30 October 2009

A lecture in English by Pieter Roelofs (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)

In 1590 the Haarlem artist Cornelis Cornelisz (1562–1638) painted a blood-curdling picture of the Massacre of the Innocents. The subject had never before been tackled on such a large and ambitious scale. Today this picture is one of the master pieces of Dutch Mannerist painting in the Rijksmuseum. Pieter Roelofs (curator of 17th century Dutch painting in
the Rijksmuseum) will talk about this impressive painting as an example of a fascinating movement in Dutch art around 1600.
The Massacre of the Innocents (1590) and Bathsheba at her Bath (1594) by Cornelis van Haarlem are on loan to the Kunsthistorisches Museum until summer 2012.

6.30 p.m.

Bassano Saal

Attendance is free