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The Contribution of Artistic Genres to the Construction of the Dutch Golden Age

second project conference 

Un siècle d'Or? Repenser la peinture hollandaise du XVIIe siècle - Université de Genève


Susanne Bartels, Jan Blanc, Léonie Marquaille, Marije Osnabrugge, Léonard Pouy

Haarlem, Frans Halsmuseum, 6 & 7 June 2019

Register before May 30th:  

(limited seats, participation and lunch free after registration, but museum ticket must be purchased) 

Conference Programme


Day 1 : JUNE 6, 2019

09:00  registration and coffee

09:15   welcome



Session I : Introduction to Artistic Genres (chair: Elmer Kolfin)

09:30   Jan BLANC (University of Geneva) : On artistic genres in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic: definitions, taxinomies, hierarchies

09:50   Weixuan LI (University of Amsterdam / Huygens-ING Institute, The Hague) : Comprehending the concepts of genre and specialization in the eyes of seventeenth-century connoisseurs: a digital approach


10:10   Tijana ZAKULA (University of Utrecht) : From genre scenes à l’antique to genre sérieux: the contribution of Gerard de Lairesse


10:30   discussion


11:00   coffee break



Session II : Artistic Genres and the Artist (chair : Léonard Pouy)

11:30   Susanne BARTELS (University of Geneva / RKD, The Hague) : Guns and roses: versatility and fluidity in the oeuvre of Jacques de Gheyn

11:50   Edwin BUIJSEN (Mauritshuis / RKD, The Hague) : From all-rounder to 'niche genre' painter: the artistic development of Adriaen van de Venne

12:10   discussion


12:40   Introduction to the permanent collection of the Frans Halsmuseum by Marrigje Rikken (Head of Collections Frans Halsmuseum)

12.50   lunch



Session III : Artistic Genres and Society I (chair : Angela Jager)

14:30   Norbert MIDDELKOOP (Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam) : The corporate group portrait and the notion of genre

14:50   Léonard POUY (Sorbonne University, Paris / University of Geneva) : The Guardroom Scene as Self-Representation

15:10   Tabea SCHINDLER (University of Bern) : The Development of Oriental Tronies by the      Rembrandt Circle and its Role in the Construction of the Dutch Golden Age

15:30   discussion


16:00   museum visit



Day 2 : June 7, 2019

Session IV : Artistic Genres and Society II (chair : Marije Osnabrugge)

9:15     V.E. MANDRIJ (University of Konstanz) : Otto Marseus van Schrieck and the sottobosco paintings: a hybrid genre depicting another Dutch Golden Age

9:35     Jessie Wei-Hsuan CHEN (University of Utrecht) : Picturing Flowers as a Genre: Constructing the Culture of Collecting Nature in the Dutch Golden Age

9:55     discussion


10:30   coffee break



Session V : Artistic Genres : The Bambocciata (chair : Susanne Bartels)


11:00   Suzanne BAVEREZ (ENS ULM/EPHE, Paris) : The Bambocciata: investigating a "would-be genre"

11:20   Jennifer RABE (University of Bern) : “Soggetti vili, popolari”: Bambocciata as a Fatal Genre

11:40   discussion


12:10   lunch


 Session VI : Hybridity (chair : Marije Osnabrugge)

13:50   Helen HILLYARD (Dulwich Picture Gallery) : The Hybrid Genre: Pieter Saenredam's 'Perspectives'

14:10   Carole FONTICELLI (Sorbonne University, Paris) : Woman, saint, example and allegory: the different faces of Mary Magdalene in seventeenth-century Dutch painting


14:30  discussion


15:00  coffee break



Session VII : Affects and Effects (chair : Jan Blanc)

15:20   Lizzie MARX (University of Cambridge / Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) : Smelling the Dutch Golden Age Through Artistic Genres

15:40   Stephanie DICKEY (Queen’s University, Kingston) : The Iconography of Pain in the Work of Rembrandt and his Contemporaries: A Case Study in the Fluidity of Genre Categories


16:00   discussion


16:30   general discussion



17:00   End of the conference / Drinks

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