Lecture David Bailly as painter and drawer of portraits
Tuesday 9 May from 7.30 - 9 p.m.
Lecture by Rudi Ekkart
Please note: this lecture takes in the Lipsius building room 019, Cleveringaplaats 1 in Leiden
Almost 400 years after it was made, David Bailly's Vanitas still life with portrait of a young painter continues to fascinate art historians. The masterpiece raises all sorts of questions. Is it a self-portrait? To what do the various objects in the painting refer? And who is the mysterious female figure appearing against the back wall?
Museum De Lakenhal has joined forces with various experts for a comprehensive study of the painter and his work. Thus, for the first time, Bailly's oeuvre has been mapped, and we discovered several hidden faces in his still life. In honour of the exhibition David Bailly - Time, death and vanity, we are organising an in-depth lecture series in collaboration with Studium Generale Leiden, in which various researchers will take you through the latest insights and issues about this extraordinary painter from Leiden.
On Tuesday 9 May Rudi Ekkart, international expert on Dutch portraiture, will talk about the new core oeuvre of Bailly's drawn and painted portraits he recently compiled in his lecture. This new core oeuvre provides a wonderful basis for future attributions. In his lecture, Rudi will talk about the creation of the oeuvre, and the extraordinary discoveries he made during that process. For while we can certainly consider Bailly's Vanitas still life with portrait of a young painter a pinnacle in his portrait oeuvre, it is certainly not the only highlight.
- Date: Tuesday 9 May
- Time: 7.30 - 9 p.m.
- Location: Lipsius building room 019, Cleveringaplaats 1 in Leiden
- Language: Dutch
- Price: free
- Registration's not needen, but is much appreciated. You can find the registration form here
About the lecture series:
This lecture is part of the lecture program surrounding the exhibition David Bailly – Time, death and vanity, which we organise in collaboration with Studium Generale. The other lectures take place on:
- CANCELLED Tuesday 14 March from 7.30 p.m. - 9 p.m.: 'Cherchez la femme!' Responses to the Vanitas still life with a portrait of a young painter by Karin Leonhard (location Lipsius building)
- Sunday 26 March from 11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: The making of David Bailly - Time, death and vanity by Janneke an Asperen (location Museum De Lakenhal)
- Sunday 30 April from 11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Vanitas still life with portrait of a young painter analysed: unexpected discoveries and new stories by Erma Hermens (location Museum De Lakenhal)
- Sunday 28 May from 11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: David Bailly and Vanitas by Christiaan Vogelaar (location Museum De Lakenhal)