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Lectures by Mariska

My area of expertise lies in the field of Netherlandish Art, and art and artists influenced by Netherlandish art.
See below for upcoming lectures and replays:
  • Fashion & Makeup in European Art: Beautifying Throughout the Ages
    Fashion & Makeup in European Art: Beautifying Throughout the Ages
    Wed, Jul 24
    Online New York
    Jul 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Jul 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Join us for a one hour introduction to the history of fashion and make up as depicted in European arts!
  • FREE: John Singer Sargent's Cosmopolitan Aesthetics
    FREE: John Singer Sargent's Cosmopolitan Aesthetics
    Thu, Jul 25
    Online Lecture
    Jul 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Jul 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    In this talk we will examine how this citizen of nowhere became the favourite portraitist everywhere. more info below
  • Women and the Dutch Republic: Backbone of the Dutch Golden Age
    Women and the Dutch Republic: Backbone of the Dutch Golden Age
    Wed, Jul 31
    Online New York
    Jul 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Jul 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Often written out of history, women during the 17th century played a crucial role in advancing the Dutch Republic during its most prolific period. From ordinary women to down right daredevils, it's time to uncover the pragmatic, strong-willed & underappreciated women who defined the Dutch Golden Age
  • The Artistic Legacy of Mondriaan: An Evolution into Abstraction
    The Artistic Legacy of Mondriaan: An Evolution into Abstraction
    Wed, Aug 07
    Online New York
    Aug 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Aug 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Who doesn't know Mondriaan's geometrical paintings in primary colours? His evolution into abstraction didn't happen overnight though, and it is exactly by studying his evolution that abstract art becomes more relatable.
  • Flower Power: Floral Still Life Paintings of the Dutch Golden Age
    Flower Power: Floral Still Life Paintings of the Dutch Golden Age
    Wed, Aug 14
    Online New York
    Aug 14, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+1 – Oct 16, 2024, 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Aug 14, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+1 – Oct 16, 2024, 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    It's time to uncover the powerful paintings and masterful artists who expertly blended botany, geography, and iconography in ways even contemporary audiences can enjoy.
  • Mind your Mannerism
    Mind your Mannerism
    Wed, Aug 21
    Online New York
    Aug 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Aug 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    For a short period of time in the 16th century a small number of artists pushed the boundaries of how far one can push and shape the human form, working in an unnatural and affected "manner" (maniera). Join Mariska as she discusses this movement and the audience for which it was created.
  • The start of museums and public collections
    The start of museums and public collections
    Wed, Aug 28
    Online New Yori
    Aug 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New Yori
    Aug 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New Yori
    Mouseion (greek) is a place where the 9 muses presided over the arts and sciences. We will be discussing the history of collections from the very first museum by Ennigaldi-Nanna (circa 530 BCE) to the 19th century public museums driven by civic pride and the free education movement.
  • FREE: Hieronymus Bosch: Universal Disorder
    FREE: Hieronymus Bosch: Universal Disorder
    Thu, Sep 05
    Online Lecture
    Sep 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Sep 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    The often bizarre paintings by Hieronymus Bosch depict stories of temptation, sin and accountability, set in a world that is both recognizable and fantastical at the same time. Join Mariska for a one hour talk on this unique early Netherlandish artist. More info below
  • Van Gogh's 444 days in Provence
    Van Gogh's 444 days in Provence
    Wed, Sep 11
    Saint Ives
    Sep 11, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Saint Ives, The Pavement, St Ives, St. Ives PE27 5AD, UK
    Sep 11, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Saint Ives, The Pavement, St Ives, St. Ives PE27 5AD, UK
    Known as his brightest and most expressive period, this is also the time in which he became ill and cut off his ear. This one hour lecture will look at his own personal struggles and ambitions, the art that influenced him and the art he wanted to make.
  • Vermeer - The Whole Story
    Vermeer - The Whole Story
    Wed, Sep 18
    Norwich
    Sep 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Norwich, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK
    Sep 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Norwich, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK
    The 2023 exhibition in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam showcasing 28 of Vermeer's 37 known paintings has shown us there is more to Vermeer than his tranquil, peaceful, still and meditative genre paintings.
  • Van Gogh's 444 days in Provence
    Van Gogh's 444 days in Provence
    Wed, Oct 02
    Bungay
    Oct 02, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Bungay, Broad St, Bungay NR35 1EE, UK
    Oct 02, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Bungay, Broad St, Bungay NR35 1EE, UK
    Known as his brightest and most expressive period, this is also the time in which he became ill and cut off his ear. This one hour lecture will look at his own personal struggles and ambitions, the art that influenced him and the art he wanted to make.
  • Van Gogh's 444 days in Provence
    Van Gogh's 444 days in Provence
    Fri, Oct 04
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay
    Oct 04, 2024, 11:00 PM – 11:05 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    Oct 04, 2024, 11:00 PM – 11:05 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    Known as his brightest and most expressive period, this is also the time in which he became ill and cut off his ear. This one hour lecture will look at his own personal struggles and ambitions, the art that influenced him and the art he wanted to make. more info below
  • FREE: Mystery, miracles and magic: the work by the artist M.C.Escher
    FREE: Mystery, miracles and magic: the work by the artist M.C.Escher
    Wed, Oct 16
    Online Lecture
    Oct 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Oct 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Time to learn more about the artist that started off creating realist works, but ended up creating mind bending tessellations loved by Mick Jagger and Stanley Kubrick. More info below
  • Master Pieces: Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne,byJean Auguste Dominique Ingres
    Master Pieces: Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne,byJean Auguste Dominique Ingres
    Thu, Oct 17
    Online Paris
    Oct 17, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+2
    Online Paris
    Oct 17, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+2
    Online Paris
    Not a public commission, but Ingres’ own invention, this painting is a reference to the cult of Napoleon and the use of every single piece of iconography available to show of his legitimacy as a ruler. Please join this talk on Napoleon, neo-classical art, propaganda, borrowing motifs & more!
  • Ensor Trip to Belgium!
    Ensor Trip to Belgium!
    Fri, Oct 18
    Antwerp
    Oct 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – Oct 20, 2024, 10:00 PM
    Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Oct 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – Oct 20, 2024, 10:00 PM
    Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Join us for 1 or more days in Belgium to celebrate the Ensor Year! We'll be visiting the KMSKA in Antwerp for their exhibition: Ensor Beyond Impressionism, the James Ensor House in Ostend for their exhibition: Satire, Parody, Pastiche, and enjoy a full program of cultural immersion along the way!
  • Van Gogh's 444 days in Provence
    Van Gogh's 444 days in Provence
    Wed, Oct 23
    Ardingly
    Oct 23, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Ardingly, Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6SQ, UK
    Oct 23, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Ardingly, Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6SQ, UK
    Known as his brightest and most expressive period, this is also the time in which he became ill and cut off his ear. This one hour lecture will look at his own personal struggles and ambitions, the art that influenced him and the art he wanted to make.
  • Titian's Poesie Paintings
    Titian's Poesie Paintings
    Fri, Nov 08
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay
    Nov 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    Nov 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    Of the masterpieces series of 6 works that Titian painted for Philip II of Spain, 4 can be seen in London. Now split up, it is very likely you have seen them separately. Time to put them back into context!
  • The Dutch Golden Age in 6 Paintings
    The Dutch Golden Age in 6 Paintings
    Tue, Nov 12
    Brighton
    Nov 12, 2024, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
    Brighton , North Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 1YD, UK
    Nov 12, 2024, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
    Brighton , North Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 1YD, UK
    The Dutch Golden Age (1588-1672) was not only a period of extraordinary riches & incredible progress in trade, science + the military, but also its art. What was it about this brief span that led to so many masterful artworks by now legendary artists like Vermeer & Rembrandt? Time to explore!
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