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Exhibition Catalogue on Quiringh van Brekelenkam Published

A catalogue has been published in conjunction with the first monographic exhibition on Quiringh Gerritsz. van Brekelenkam (1622-1669). The focus exhibition Human Warmth. The Art of Quiringh Gerritsz. van Brekelenkam (1622-1669) is organized by the Zderzak Collection in Kraków under the honorary patronage of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The catalogue includes essays on a wide range of topics, including the artist’s life and environment, painting by the Leiden fijnschilders, the poetics of van Brekelenkam’s painting, and the discovery of his art in the nineteenth century, as well as the culture of the Catholic minority in Protestant Leiden and the religious meaning of his paintings. Several topics are discussed for the first time in this context. The publication also addresses questions surrounding the Van Brekelenkam painting in the Rijksmuseum, which the authors claim is not what it appears to be.

The exhibition runs through 17 May 2024 in the Zderzak Gallery Archive in Kraków.


Tim Warner-Johnson
Quiringh van Brekelenkam – His Life and Work

Jan Michalski
Human Warmth

Wayne Franits
Quiringh van Brekelenkam and Leiden Painting

Marcin Polkowski
The Religious Culture of Leiden’s Roman Catholic Community: A Context for the Reception of St. Hyacinth of Poland during the Dutch ‘Golden Age’

Henry Havard
Quiring Brekelenkam (1881)

Aleksandra Sikorska-Krystek
Religious Paintings by Quiringh van Brekelenkam

Katarzyna Wołczyńska
The Conservation of Quiringh van Brekelenkam’s ‘Smithy’

Jan Michalski
Van Brekelenkam’s Space of Discrete Signs

Human Warmth. The Art of Quiringh Gerritsz. van Brekelenkam (1622-1669)
Jan Michalski and Aleksandra Sikorska-Krystek (eds.)
Kraków (Archiwum Galerii Zderzak) 2024
24 x 17 cm, 168 pp, 96 ills, soft cover, published in 300 copies
texts in English and French (H. Havard article)
ISBN 978-83-966633-1-3
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