CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Fresh Perspectives on an Old Master: Rembrandt van Rijn

Symposium: 15 April 2012

From the museum website, 26 March 2011

New Research by Young Scholars

12:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Four young scholars present their papers.

Debbie Babbage, PhD candidate, Courtauld Institute of Art
“Reassessing Rembrandt’s Pendant Portraits of Nicolaes van Bambeeck and Agatha Bas”

Victoria Sancho Lobis, Curator of Print Collection and Fine Art Galleries, University of San Diego
“Invention as Instruction: Rembrandt’s ‘Academic’ Prints and Their Intended Audience”

Esmée Quodbach, Assistant Director, Center for the History of Collecting, The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library
“Rembrandt on the Market: The Sale of The Lansdowne Mill in 1911”

Joanna Sheers, PhD candidate, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts
“The Humanist Concept of ut pictura poesis in Rembrandt’s Artistic Practice”

A Conversation with Dr. Svetlana Alpers and Dr. Mariët Westermann

3:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
Dr. Mariët Westermann, Director, Mellon Foundation
Dr. Svetlana Alpers, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Moderated by Dr. Catherine Scallen, Associate Professor of Art History, CWRU
These two prominent scholars of Dutch art will discuss why Rembrandt van Rijn’s technique and subject matter continue to fascinate art viewers hundreds of years after his own time. The way he made his art and the way we view it will be the focus of their conversation.

Co-sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, CWRU.

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