29-05-2011 till 29-05-2011

Lucas van Leyden and the themes of his graphic art 

Lecture by Prof. Ilja Veldman


Lucas van Leyden was one of the first Dutch artist to follow in the footsteps of Durer and apply the art of engraving.

In these works, as in his paintings, he demonstrates a remarkable originality in his choosing of the less than usual themes or approaches. His eye for the human and humane aspect shows a profound psychological insight. Not only are these prints and paintings esthetically pleasing, these can also be viewed as a social commentary on man and society. His work, therefore, was not intended for display in churches, but for hanging in bourgeois mansions.

From 1984-2006 Ilja M. Veldman was professor of the history of art at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam; in specific Dutch painting and graphic art of 1400-1700, with notable emphasis on function, meaning and cultural-historic aspects. She participated in exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad and wrote books on Maarten van Heemskerck, Dirck Volkertsz Coornhert and  Crispijn de Passe. 

Time: 14.00 - 15.00.

Lecture in Dutch.