14 June 2018 | Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht

Workshop organized by Museum Catharijneconvent, Ars Graphica and Delineavit et Sculpsit on the occasion of the publication of issue 43 of Delineavit et Sculpsit, which is a catalogue of highlights from the museum’s collection of Old Master drawings, written by Prof.em. Ilja Veldman and Dr. Yvonne Bleyerveld of the RKD.

Auditorium, 13:45 – 17:00h, see programme

Peter Paul Rubens, Seated Male Youth, drawing. The Morgan Library & Museum

19 January – 28 April 2018 | New York

Drawings played a crucial role in the artistic practice of the three giants of the Flemish Baroque, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), and Jacob Jordaens (1593–1678). This exhibition in the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, features the greatest works on paper by the artists in the museum’s collection, as well as a few key loans from local collections. The show highlights the distinctive graphic styles of each artist and their influence on one another. The Morgan is particularly well-suited to tell this fascinating story as its holdings of Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens are unparalleled in the United States. This is Ilona van Tuinen’s last show as a curator at the Morgan before she heads to the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

For more information check the Morgan’s website

30 June – 7 July 2017 | London

Private collectors and museum curators who still have some energy (and funds) left during the first week of July travel to London for the galleries and the auction sales at Christie’s (OMD on 5 July) and Sotheby’s (OMD also on 5 July). There are special receptions and lectures. Temperatures are usually on their height and for those preferring a pint of London’s Pride or Guinness over champagne there are several great pubs in the Bond Street-King Street area. During the sales – which usually take some time and patience – water is usually distributed for free (one has to keep a clear head during the bidding).

See the London Art Week website

Hercules Segers

22 November & 2 December 2016 | Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum

On the occasion of the exhibition Frans Post. Animals in Brazil and Hercules Segers the Rijksmuseum is hosting two symposia. On Tuesday 22 November Alexander de Bruin, curator at the Noord-Hollands Archief in Haarlem, will talk about his spectacular discovery of thirty-four completely unknown drawings of Brazilian animals by Frans Post (1612-1680). The recent discovery calls for a new perspective on the work of Post himself and the collaboration and interaction within the group of artists that joined Johan Maurits as governor of the Dutch colony in Brazil in 1637.
Furthermore, on Friday 2 December a team of scholars will present their extensive research on the small, but yet mysterious oeuvre of Hercules Segers (1589/90-1633/40).

For more information, see the Post-link and the Segers-link.

Blue album sheet with cut out prints of various printmakers, ca. 1690-1720

9 June 2016 | Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is organising an international conference on the consumption of early modern prints, ranging from precious artistic prints that were carefully collected to cheap printed images that were used and discarded: Paragons and Paper Bags. Early Modern Prints from the Consumer’s Perspective.

The aim of this symposium is to further develop this new approach in order to achieve new insights on target audiences, the application and usage of prints, and special collection practices. The organisers particularly welcome object-based proposals regarding printed pictorial material or written primary sources.

For more information and call for papers (deadline 1 March), see the museum’s website

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