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Anthony van Dyck: the image of the aristocrat

Symposium: 26 March - 27 March 2009

From the museum website, 14 January 2009

Tate Britain’s reputation for shedding new light on historic art continues with Van Dyck and Britain, the major exhibition surveying Anthony van Dyck’s work in England. At this two-day symposium, the exhibition’s curator Karen Hearn is joined by world-renowned scholars and curators to present new thinking and research on van Dyck’s work. We’ll consider his impact on and legacy in British art and culture, the identity he created for the aristocracy and representations of courts in other cultures.

Alongside Karen Hearn, curator of Van Dyck and Britain, speakers will include Guillaume Faroult (Conservateur, Musée de Louvre, Paris), Emilie Gordenker (Director, Mauritshuis, Hague), Patrick Little (Senior Research Fellow, History of Parliament), Timon Screech (Professor of Japanese Art, School of Oriental and African Studies), Karen Siden (Director of Research, Archive and Library, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm) and Louisa Wood Ruby (Head of Photoarchive Research, Frick Collection, New York).

Owing to illness, Professor Kevin Sharpe will not now be speaking.

List of Papers

Day one:
– Lynn Hulse: ‘Music in the Households of Van Dyck’s Patrons’
– Rica Jones: ‘The Legacy of Van Dyck’s Style and Technique’
– Christopher Breward: ‘Lust and Luxury: Self-fashioning in Van Dyck’s London’
– Adam White: ‘Commemorating Mrs Killigrew’
– Patrick Little: ‘Van Dyck and Cromwell’
– Robert Upstone: ‘An Old Master for a New Age: Van Dyck around 1900’

Day two:
– Ben van Beneden: ‘Van Dyck’s influence on Flemish portraiture’
– Emilie Gordenker: ‘Van Dyck or Rembrandt? Dutch court portraiture in the seventeenth century’
– Karin Siden: ‘The influence of Van Dyck on Swedish portraiture from the age of Queen Christina’
– Guillaume Faroult: ‘Van Dyck’s reception in France’s Ancien Régime’
– Louisa Wood Ruby: ‘Van Dyck and America’
– Valerie Fraser: ‘Viceroys and Indians: variations on Van Dyck in colonial Latin American portraiture’
– Timon Screech: ‘Non-revelation and Secrecy in Japanese Portraiture of the 17th Century’


Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Booking (£30, £25 concessions) online at the Tate website. Price includes entry to the exhibition.

Related events

Symposium: Van Dyck and seventeenth-century Britain (London, 6 March 2009)

Exhibition: Van Dyck and Britain (London, 18 February–17 May 2009)