PART 4 – The Rise of Genre
Genre painting is commonly associated with the 17th century Dutch and Flemish schools of painting, and the scenes of an everyday life. The artists of the Low Countries have unquestionably excelled in creating an opus of astonishing variety, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Tavern scenes, music lessons and humble maids adorn walls of seemingly every gallery displaying Western art. However, the definition of ‘genre’ in art history is somewhat more complex, sometimes contradictory, and has many curious subdivisions – from monkey scenes to tronies and sleepers.
The last school day in this series will focus on the historical development of the genre painting in the Low Countries and the subdivisions of the subject theme. The artists from the main five schools – Utrecht, Haarlem, Leiden, Delft and Dordrecht – will be discussed. Broader European context will also be mentioned, as well as the influence of the Dutch school on the development of the 19th century modernism.
Date: Friday 27th March Time: 10.30am – 4pm
Methodist Central Hall,
Room Lincoln 1,
Manchester, M1 1JQ
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