Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), 'Woman with a Lute', c.1663-4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Collis P. Huntington, 1900.
Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), 'Woman with a Lute', c.1663-4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Collis P. Huntington, 1900.
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Conference

Academic Conference: Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

09 September 9.30 - 16.30

Location
Lecture Theatre
Admission

€45 (Full price)  /  €36 (Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland)  /  €25 (Students)

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NOTE: the conference ticket does not include entry to the exhibition. The exhibition is now fully sold out.

The National Gallery of Ireland will host a scholarly conference in connection with the landmark exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry. As the originating institution of the exhibition, the National Gallery will bring together a panel of international speakers who will discuss different aspects of the fascinating network of relationships among Dutch genre painters of the period 1650–1675. While Vermeer is currently the most renowned painter of such scenes, the Delft master was only one of many artists who excelled in capturing everyday surroundings in exquisite detail. Other major genre painters included Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu and Frans van Mieris. Even though these artists were active in different cities in the Dutch Republic, their work bears strong similarities in style, subject matter, composition and technique. They frequently drew inspiration from each other’s paintings and then tried to surpass each other in verisimilitude, technical prowess and aesthetic appeal. This vibrant artistic rivalry contributed to the exceptionally high quality of their combined oeuvre.

 

Speakers:

  • Junko Aono - Associate Professor, Kyushu University, Fukuoka
  • Ronni Baer - William and Ann Elfers Senior Curator of European Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Piet Bakker - Art Historian, Technical University of Delft
  • Perry Chapman - Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Art History, University of Delaware
  • Melanie Gifford - Research Conservator for Painting Technology, National Gallery of Art, Washington
  • Lisha Glinsman - Conservation Scientist, National Gallery of Art, Washington
  • Angela Ho - Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • John Loughman - Associate Professor, University College Dublin
  • Adriaan Waiboer - Head of Collections and Research, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

Programme:

9.30am - Registration
10am - Welcome by Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, 
10.10am - Introduction by Adriaan E. Waiboer, Head of Collections and Research 
10.30am -  Painters of exquisite scenes of everyday life and the concept of local schools: a socio-economic approach, with Piet Bakker.
10.55am - Constructing identities in a collector’s cabinet: imitation and competition, with Angela K. Ho. 
11.20am  - Questions
11.30am - Coffee break
11.50am - Elusive harmonies: colour and pigment choice among high-life genre painters, with E. Melanie Gifford and Lisha Glinsman-Deming.
12.15pm - From an artist’s perspective: reputations and rivalry, with Adriaan E. Waiboer.
12.40pm - Questions
12.50pm - Lunch
2pm - Dou and the Masters of Dutch Genre Painting, with Ronni Baer. 
2.25pm - Doors and corridors: Samuel van Hoogstraten's artistic dialogue with his contemporaries, with John Loughman.
2.50pm - Questions
3pm - Coffee break
3.20pm - Virtuous rivalry and Vermeer, with H. Perry Chapman.
3.45pm -  Rivalry or homage? Genre painting in the post-Vermeer period, with Junko Aono.
4.10pm - Questions and summary
4.45pm - End

 

NOTE: the conference ticket does not include entry to the exhibition. The exhibition is now fully sold out.

 

The National Gallery of Ireland welcomes the support of Zurich Insurance plc as Exhibition Partner 

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