Preceding the more widely known Golden Age of Dutch art, the 16th-century was a period of rich artistic exploration. In this seminar, we will discover how artists like Pieter Breugel and Jeroen Bosch, often sadly overshadowed by the more prominent names who came after, actually ignited a humanistic revolution in art and paved the way for the Masters of the 17th century.
Real globetrotters, these 16th-century artists incorporated Influences from all over Europe into their work. They distilled the new ideas infiltrating Dutch intellectual life into some of the greatest works of art ever made in the Low Countries. In addition to the big names like Bosch and Breugel, this seminar will introduce you to some fantastic artists now only known in small circles of art historians and dealers. Hendrick Golzius, Cornelis van Haarlem, Jan van Scorel and Maarten van Heemskerck were world famous is their days, and rightfully so.
Led by art historian Sabry Amroussi, a specialist in Netherlandish art, participants will come away with a profound appreciation for this hithero neglected period in Dutch art. With his trademark enthusiasm and humor, Sabry will discuss these masters with flair and gusto.
About Your Expert
Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection in Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
Excellent and entertaining- learned a lot
Dr Amroussi presented so many artists and paintings unknown to me, everyone being really astounding. The session was well paced and so interesting as all of these lesser-known artists were exceptional. Love the style and pace of his presentations.
This was an extremely informative and enjoyable lecture. The background on the Low Countries in the 16th century was expertly tied in with the artworks discussed.
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Sabry does an amazing job making the art come to life. Sabry provides detailed insights for each of the pieces that he covers and does so with a palpable sense of energy. I appreciate his passion as his love of art is readily felt by those attending his lectures.