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Art and Thought in the Dutch Republic (Part 1)

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Nov 05 2021
Art and Thought in the Dutch Republic (Part 1)

Willem Claesz. Heda, Dutch, Still Life with a Gilt Cup, 1635. Oil on panel. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt and the Rijksmuseum-Stichting, SK-A-4830.

Hanneke Grootenboer, the 2021 Erasmus Lecturer, will consider how painting can be a form of thinking—for both 17th- and 21st-century viewers.

In collaboration with the Department of History of Art and Architecture, the Harvard Art Museums present Art and Thought in the Dutch Republic, a three-part lecture series delivered by Hanneke Grootenboer, professor of art history at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and the 2021 Erasmus Lecturer on the History and Civilization of the Netherlands and Flanders at Harvard University.

Food for Thought: Still Life as a Mode of Contemplation

In the 17th century, the Dutch Republic was a

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