The Rubenianum lectures: Het portret op de planken

Drs. Bert Watteeuw (Rubenianum) will give a lecture on the dramatic potential of the portrait.

This lecture will focus on the portrait as a literary motif. Through a reading of seventeenth-century tragedies, comedies, novellas, folk stories, songs, satires and jokes it will reveal emotional and even passionate aspects that remain skillfully hidden from view in the sitter's composed and impassive expressions. These previously neglected sources hold dramatic potential for the study of portraiture. At the same time they eloquently illustrate the dramatic potential of the portrait itself.


When: 30 June 11.00
Where: Rubenianum Antwerp
Price: 4 euro
Attention: The language of delivery for this lecture is Dutch

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