On Friday, 5 March 2010, the RKD has the pleasure of presenting the first lecture in its new series, the Hofstede de Groot Lectures. The RKD aims to spotlight art historians who have conducted pioneering research on Dutch art. The first lecture, entitled Vermeer, Lairesse and composition, will be given by Dr Paul Taylor, deputy curator of the Photographic Collection at the Warburg Institute in London and a specialist in Dutch seventeenth- and eighteenth-century art and of art theory. He will speak on “ordinantie” (a seventeenth century Dutch term related to the composition of a painting) as it appears in the work of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) related to the ideas on the matter put forward by Gerard de Lairesse (1641-1711) in his Groot Schilderboek.
The Hofstede de Groot Lecture is named after the art historian Cornelis Hofstede de Groot (1863-1930), whose extensive art-historical documentation forms the basis of the RKD collection.
The Hofstede de Groot Lecture will be followed by a reception.
Date: Friday, 5 March 2010
Time: 4:00 pm (you are welcome as of 3:30pm: tea and coffee will be served)
Admission: Free of charge
Location: Auditorium of the National Library complex, Prins Willem Alexanderhof 5, The Hague
Official language: English
Registration (mandatory): firstname.lastname@example.org