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This fall, join our esteemed curators as they discuss art and artists spanning thousands of years in our Curator in Your Computer series. Each program will focus on different topics from the specializations of our curators, including contemporary African art, archaeology and ancient glass, taxidermy, photographic techniques, and Flemish masters.
We will begin the series by embarking on an enlightening journey through one of the most revolutionary periods in Flemish art history with Lloyd DeWitt, PhD, Chief Curator and Irene Leache Curator of European Art. Using the Chrysler collection as a guide, explore the tremendous change, turmoil, and progress of Flemish art in the 1500s and 1600s as presented by artists Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Paul Rubens, and David Teniers the Younger.
Bosch’s fantastic art ushered in the Renaissance in Brabandt in the Southern Netherlands, also the birthplace of Rubens and Teniers. His two early images of St. Anthony bear witness to the sophistication and creativity in Flemish Renaissance art but also the rise of personal religious devotion, literacy, wealth, and trade in the key crossroads in Europe. Rubens, the great paragon of Flemish art, created his portrait of Archduchess Isabella as an expression of the economic power and religious loyalty of his native Antwerp as embodied in its ruler during a time of turmoil. What we see in Tenier’s image of a surgeon’s office is the rise of science and medicine in everyday life, anticipating the enlightenment. These three key artists exemplify the significant moments in this small country at a turning point in history.
About the Speaker
Lloyd DeWitt, PhD has served as the Chief Curator and Irene Leache Curator of European Art at the Chrysler Museum since 2016. During his tenure, he has presented exhibitions featuring the work of Edvard Munch, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and many others. He also co-curated Thomas Jefferson, Architect: Palladian Models, Democratic Principles, and the Conflict of Ideals, an exhibition organized by the Chrysler in collaboration with the Palladio Museum in Vincenza, Italy. A specialist on Rembrandt and his school, DeWitt has published broadly on Dutch and Flemish Art and staged exhibitions on Teniers and Bosch at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he was Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection from 2001–2011. He holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park. Studying with Arthur Wheelock of the National Gallery of Art, he specialized in Northern Baroque and Northern Renaissance Art.
Each session with Curator on Your Computer is $15 for guests and free for members. The entire series is free for members and $75 for guests.
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