In Northern European Renaissance And Baroque Art To Give Talk At
The University Of Virginia On Oct. 30
October 14, 2003 --
Westermann, director, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
WHAT: "Jan Steen and the Performance of Paradox"
Thursday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
Campbell Hall, Room 160
Steen was a popular painter in 17th-century Netherlands. Best
known for his humorous genre scenes, he also
portraits, animals and still-lifes, as well as historical,
Westermann, a specialist in northern European Renaissance and
Baroque art and the director of
the Institute of Fine Arts
at New York University, will give a talk, "Jan Steen
and the Performance of Paradox," as part of the
McIntire Department of Art’s fall lecture series.
She will focus on the artist’s
humor and the way he manipulates iconographical and verbal
research interests include painting in 17th-century Netherlands,
humor in early
modern art and the Dutch colonial imagery
in the 17th and 18th centuries.
has written extensively about the period and is the author of
numerous books, including “A
Worldly Art: The Dutch Republic 1585-1700,” “The
Amusements of Jan Steen: Comic Painting in the Seventeenth
Art and Ideas” and
the catalog for a recent exhibition at the Newark
and Home: Dutch Interiors in the Age of Rembrandt.”
details, contact the McIntire Department of Art
at (434) 924-6123.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298