SCHOLARS SERIES: Recontexualising Rembrandt with Dr Betsy Wieseman
SCHOLARS SERIES: Recontexualising Rembrandt with Dr Betsy Wieseman

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Monday July 31, 2023
6:30 PM


NGV International

Auslan Interpreter/s

Cindi Boychuk & Amber Richardson

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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This event will be presented in person and livestreamed. In person tickets are fully booked. Tickets are still available to access the livestream.

Celebrating Rembrandt: True to life, world-leading Rembrandt scholar Dr Betsy Wieseman, Curator of Northern European Paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., joins us in Melbourne to provide an in-depth look at the scope of Rembrandt’s creative innovation.

Using examples from the NGV’s extensive holdings of Rembrandt works, the most important Rembrandt collection in the Southern Hemisphere, Wieseman will contextualise these works within the most recent scholarship on the seventeenth-century Dutch master. Her talk will focus on Rembrandt’s creative process and the extraordinary inventiveness of his technique across three media: painting, drawing, and printmaking.

Rembrandt: True to life follows the work of Rembrandt from his early years in Leiden in the 1620s through to his final years in Amsterdam in the 1660s. Exploring the artist’s self-portraits and portraits, religious motifs, landscapes, nudes and genre scenes, the exhibition brings his prints into dialogue with a selection of paintings to highlight the original ways in which Rembrandt approached his subject matter.

Includes a welcome by NGV Curator Petra Kayser, and an opportunity to view the exhibition from 5.15–6.15pm.


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