Studies in Art

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Jan Gossaert (active 1503-1532)  was  one of the most startling and accomplished artists of his generation, working  throughout his career for wealthy and extravagant members of the Burgundian court in the Low Countries. Highly regarded by his contemporaries, Vasari acclaimed him for being the first “to bring the true method of representing nude figures and mythologies from Italy to the Netherlands”.

This course will look at all aspects of the life and work of Gossaert in the context of the Renaissance in Northern Europe, the brilliance of his technique, the influence of Italy, the importance of prints and the role of the  court painter at the Burgundian court.


Tuesday 8 March 2011

10.30am
Setting the Scene: The Background to the Northern Renaissance
Dr Malcolm Vale, Emeritus Research Fellow in History, St John’s College, Oxford

12.00noon
The Life and Work of Jan Gossaert
Catherine Reynolds, Visiting Fellow, University of Reading, and Consultant to Christie’s

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Classical Themes in Early Netherlandish Manuscripts and Tapestries
Dr Scot McKendrick, Head of History and Classical Studies, British Library


Tuesday 15 March 2011

10.30am
Gossaert’s Painting Technique
Jill Dunkerton, Senior Restorer, National Gallery

12.00noon
Gossaert and his Contemporaries: Albrecht Durer in the Netherlands 1520-21
Catherine Reynolds, Visiting Fellow, University of Reading, and Consultant to Christie’s

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum to look at North European medieval and renaissance sculpture with Norbert Jopek, Department of Sculpture, Victoria & Albert Museum


Tuesday 22 March 2011

10.30am
Gossaert’s Prints and the Influence of Italy
Daniel Godfrey, Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum

12.00noon
The Court Painter in the Burgundian Netherlands from Van Eyck to Gossaert
Sue Jones, Independent Scholar

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Visit to the exhibition “Jan Gossaert’s Renaissance” at the National Gallery


Tuesday 29 March 2011

10.30am
The Seven Ages of Man: Gossaert’s Portraits
Catherine Reynolds, Visiting Fellow, University of Reading, and Consultant to Christie’s 

12.00noon
Gossaert to Rubens: Netherlandish Artists in Italy
Richard Williams, Independent Scholar

1.00pm
Lunch