Beyond van Eyck: Masterpieces of Early Netherlandish Painting with Sabry Amroussi

Beyond van Eyck: Masterpieces of Early Netherlandish Painting with Sabry Amroussi


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Beginning around 1400, an artistic revolution sparked in the Flemish region of northern Belgium. Stretching the limits of the medium of oil paint, a group of brilliant artists studying under Jan van Eyck began producing art – the likes of which the world had never been seen before. Featuring an unsurpassed realism, a profound spiritual depth, and having deep symbolic meaning, the work of these so-called 'Flemish Primitives' was nothing short of a revelation.

Join Sabry Amroussi on a journey through medieval Flanders in which you will be reintroduced to familiar works like the Arnolfini Portrait, and be introduced to often overlooked masters like Rogier van der Weyden, Robert Campin, and Hans Memling.

Jampacked with historical anecdotes, designed as the ultimate starting point for further study into the Flemish Primitives, this seminar will leave you with a better understanding of the themes, motives, and techniques of these seminal artists. 

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 also 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 on 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.

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