Would you like to learn more about Vincent van Gogh or his contemporaries? In a series of free lectures we're highlighting a theme raised by an exhibition or recent research.
The lectures take place in the auditorium at 2 pm on a Sunday afternoon. The lectures are Dutch spoken, unless stated otherwise.
Tradition and Identity: The Frenchness of nineteenth-century French Art
By Neil McWilliam
Prof. Neil McWilliam teaches Art and Art History in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University (USA). The aim of this lecture is to talk about and question assumptions about the historical role of nationalism in nineteenth-century art, and to elaborate on a theoretical framework for approaching the ways in which the nation state and its cultural traditions have been assimilated into the discipline of art history. While focusing centrally on France, particularly in the period from 1870 to 1914, we will look at relevant artworks, artistic movements, critical writings, and administrative interventions from across Europe and North America.