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Amsterdam Maastricht Summer University Announces a Course on the Painting Techniques of Rembrandt and Rubens and Their Followers

Historic painting techniques in oil: the confrontation between Rembrandt & Rubens

Sunday, August 19, 2007 – Friday, August 24, 2007

Application deadline: Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Complete information from the AMSU website

A series of lectures will introduce participants to the technical, optical and aesthetic properties of mid seventeenth century oil paint in the Netherlands. The essential characteristics of the painting techniques on canvas and panel in the Southern and Northern Provinces will be discussed. Based on the study of original paintings on hand in the Rijksmuseum, special attention will be given to the similarities and differences in paint handling and build up between Rembrandt, Rubens and their respective followers. The course participants will execute reconstructions of various painting techniques and they will be coached by the course leaders in the preparation of canvasses and panels, the handling and build up of paint layers.

In association with the SRAL – Limburg Conservation Institute.

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