Dutch Art: Frans Hals and Other Current Topics

Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and other Dutch artists have been receiving attention recently for exhibitions and reinterpretations of their artwork. This seminar explores aspects of current research in art history, from the “Rembrandt Year” of 2019 to the present, including rediscoveries of Rembrandt paintings and drawings, connections between Frans Hals and Rembrandt, and other topics. The major Frans Hals exhibition of 2023-2024 will be covered in this course, along with the work of lesser known artists including David Bailly, Hans Bol, and Jacques Vrel. The current exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Thinking Small, with its collection of precious shell objects, will also be explored.

Group Leader: Amy Golahny
Venue: Online
Meets on: Tuesday 3:30 to 5:30 PM
Starting: 10/8/2024
Sessions: 3
Class Size: 35
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Group Leader Biography: A specialist on Renaissance and Baroque European art, Amy Golahny is currently professor at Boston College and professor emerita at Lycoming College. She has published on Rembrandt, Dutch art, and the interactions between artists of northern Europe and Italy. She is past president of the Historians of Netherlandish Art, the major international art organization promoting the art of northern Europe, which oversees the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art and international conferences.