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Seminar: Dutch Painting in the Context of the European Schools in the 17th Century

Lecture: 10 October - 5 December 2018

From 10 October through 5 December 2018, eight specialists will analyze the different genres and stylistic directions of Dutch painting, and what links it to or differentiates it from the other three major centers of painting in 17th century Europe: the Flemish, Spanish, and Italian schools.

Based on the collection of the Prado Museum, which includes the only Rembrandt painting in Spain, as well as a series of significant 17th century history paintings, portraits, still lifes and landscapes, this seminar examines in depth the Dutch school and its relationship with the other European schools of the period.

It also includes a lesson in the Prado Museum’s technical documentation office to explain the importance of X-ray images in the study of three of the most important pictures in the collection, by three of the great figures of Dutch painting: Bartholomeus Breenbergh, Salomon de Bray and Rembrandt van Rijn. The seminar will be held in Aula I of the Prado Museum Study Centre (Casón del Buen Retiro).

The seminar is organized by Teresa Posada Kubissa and includes the following contributors:

Bernd Ebert
Dutch Caravvagists

Friso Lammertse
Dutch Classicism

Jonathan Bikker
Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian

Gary Schwartz
Dutch Painting in European Context

Klara Alen
Dutch Still-Life

Nicolette C. Sluijter-Seijffert
Italianate Landscape

Norbert Middelkoop
Dutch Portrait

Teresa Posada Kubissa
Historiography of Dutch Painting in Spain and Technical images, a tool for Art History. Two cases: Rembrandt, Bartholomeus Breenbergh

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Rembrandt (1606-1669), Judith at the Banquet of Holofernes (previously known as Artemisia), 1634 Museo Del Prado, Madrid

Rembrandt (1606-1669), Judith at the Banquet of Holofernes (previously known as Artemisia), 1634
Museo Del Prado, Madrid