“Big-Bellied Women: Portraying Pregnancy in 16th– and 17th-Century England”
Isabel and Alfred Bader Lecture in European Art
In-person and online on Thursday, 14 April 2022 at 6–8 pm (ET)
Karen Hearn, former curator at the Tate and a world-renowned expert on British portraiture currently teaching at University College London, explores images of pregnant women from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. She contends that many images did, contrary to previous thought, portray women as overtly pregnant and for a variety of motivations.
The Isabel and Alfred Bader Lecture in European Art is made possible through the generous support of Bader Philanthropies, Inc. The first lecture in this series by Dr Sybille Ebert-Schifferer, Director Emerita, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome, took place in 2019: “The Research Database ArsRoma: Another Way to Look at Roman Early Baroque Painting.” Also available online.
The second lecture, by Dr Elmer Kolfin, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands “Out of the shadow and into the light: Black figures in the art of Rembrandt’s time” happened in 2021 as a zoom webinar with over 500 registrations from 25 countries.
The lecture can be attended live or via live stream. Sign up here.