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PUBLIC TALK: Finding Rembrandt in Love and Life

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Today's date is Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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A public lecture by Dr Susan Broomhall, School of Humanities (History), UWA.

This lecture explores how the character of Rembrandt van Rijn is interpreted through place, gender and emotions in museums and heritage sites in the Netherlands today. It focuses on the cities of Leiden and Amsterdam, Rembrandt’s homes, and particularly, the role of women in shaping interpretations of Rembrandt’s life and work. Historical women in Rembrandt's life are increasingly employed as tools to understand the artist's mind in creative responses such as Peter Greenaway's 2006 film 'Nightwatching' or the 2009 Australian opera by Andrew Ford and Sue Smith, 'Rembrandt's Wife'. This lecture investigates how heritage sites have likewise co-opted Rembrandt's relationships with women, in a range of ways, in order to increase visitor engagement.

Rembrandt’s death took place 350 years ago this year, in 1669. Museums across the globe, from Amsterdam to the Arabian Gulf, are staging exhibitions to commemorate his artistic legacy, and a life that was far from a masterpiece. Sometimes dismissed contemptuously in his own time, the supreme genius of Rembrandt is now universally acknowledged. The Institute of Advanced Studies at The University of Western Australia is pleased to present a series of lectures offering insights into the artist’s life, his work and its reception.
Location Fox Lecture Hall, Arts Building, UWA
Contact Institute of Advanced Studies <ias@uwa.edu.au> : 6488 1340
URL http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/rembrandt
Start Wed, 24 Jul 2019 18:00
End Wed, 24 Jul 2019 19:00
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Submitted by Audrey Barton <abarton@admin.uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Mon, 10 Jun 2019 12:47
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