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With an emphasis on human drama and the human figure ‘history painting’ – which depicted stories from the Bible and Antiquity with the aim of affecting the viewer emotionally – was a highly-regarded genre in the Dutch Republic during the Golden Age. It had. Trained in history painting by Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) gradually developed his own interpretations of biblical stories, placing greater psychological emphasis on inner conflict and personal drama. His very personal visions can still move or disturb us in ways quite different from his contemporaries, not all of whom appreciated his approach, as this lecture will show.

Presented by Dr Sophie Oosterwijk who has two doctorates in Art History (Leicester) and English Literature (Leiden). Sophie is actively involved in the Church Monuments Society and has published widely. She is currently a freelance lecturer for the University of Cambridge, NADFAS and the V&A.

Each lecture is held on a Monday evening at the A & I Hall in Bangalow from 6.30pm. Doors open at 6pm. Guests are very welcome, no need to book.

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