Delftware in the Dutch Golden Age with Wendy Fossen

Delftware in the Dutch Golden Age with Wendy Fossen


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Join an art historian for a trip through the history of Delftware in the seventeenth century as we learn about the differences between Chinaware and Delftware, explore the production process, and discuss the highlights of Delftware such as the tulip pyramids.

Imagine a burning house in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century. You can either salvage the Rembrandt painting or the Delftware. What would you choose? Probably the Rembrandt. When your house was on fire in the Dutch Golden Age, you would not rescue your Rembrandt. It was considered nothing more than modern art. You would most likely choose your Delftware. An odd choice from our point of view, but certainly not in those days. Delftware was extremely valuable and often served as a status symbol, only the wealthiest of citizens could afford to buy the tulip pyramids and large garden vases.

Delft Blue was (and is) known all over the world and studying it reveals to us much about (court)life in the seventeenth century. During this conversation, we will explore, amongst others, the origins, the production, and the rich variety in decorations of Delftware in the Dutch seventeenth century. We talk about what was fashionable, where the inspiration came from, and who the buyers were. We will admire not only the (technical) highlights such as the aforementioned tulip pyramids but also objects from everyday life. Most of these can be found in one of the largest Delftblue collections which are housed in the Kunstmuseum The Hague (The Netherlands).

Led by Wendy Fossen, an art historian working as a museum guide in the Hague’s Kunstmuseum, this interactive seminar will explore the history of Delftware in the seventeenth century. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will certainly want to include a visit to Delft and the extensive collection of Delftware at the Kunstmuseum The Hague on their next trip.

Wendy Fossen is a freelance art historian with a number of degrees, one of them being in Art History. She loves a wide variety of art and shares this passion in her work as a museum guide in the Kunstmuseum and Mauritshuis (both in The Hague, The Netherlands), as a tourmanager in Europe (mainly Italy), and as an art history docent.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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What craftspeople do with ceramics - from China to Delft

Excellent seminar. Wendy did both an excellent presentation and gave me an interest in learning even more about the famous blue and white...and other colours too.

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D.
Worthwhile lecture

Informative and interesting

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J.

This was a marvelous presentation. My only suggestion is that the title of the image, the year, and where to see it was obliterated by the speaker’s face. If her face could be moved up to the right and the top, that would be great! Other than that, the content and the presentation were great!

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N.H.
Great Presentation

Wendy did a great job of explaining the history behind Delftware, the process and the many examples from the Kunstmuseum in the Hague.

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Based on 4 reviews
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J
J.
What craftspeople do with ceramics - from China to Delft

Excellent seminar. Wendy did both an excellent presentation and gave me an interest in learning even more about the famous blue and white...and other colours too.

D
D.
Worthwhile lecture

Informative and interesting

J
J.

This was a marvelous presentation. My only suggestion is that the title of the image, the year, and where to see it was obliterated by the speaker’s face. If her face could be moved up to the right and the top, that would be great! Other than that, the content and the presentation were great!

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N.H.
Great Presentation

Wendy did a great job of explaining the history behind Delftware, the process and the many examples from the Kunstmuseum in the Hague.