Painting in the Low Countries

Nirvana Romell

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 this course had to be cancelled on the advice of the Swiss government (Nirvana lives currently there and would have to commute). A full refund is available for those already booked, please contact Nirvana to arrange this. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but these circumstances are beyond our control and the health of our students and staff is of paramount importance to us. 

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,
Oldham Street,
Manchester, M1 1JQ

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 £35* 12 40

* reduced price if you have attended any of Parts 1, 2 or 3 of this course.

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Nirvana Romell, 261 Bolton Road, Bury BL8 2NZ
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