In this insightful lecture (scheduled for Sunday, 14 April, contemporary portrait artist André Romijn explores the life and legacy of Sir Anthony van Dyck, the 17th-century Flemish painter whose mastery redefined the art of the Baroque era and continues to inspire artists to this day. Romijn will guide you through the remarkable journey of Van Dyck, from his early artistic influences under Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp to his transformative years in Italy and his ultimate ascension to the courts of England.

Lezingen KUNSTHUIS André Middelburg In this insightful lecture, contemporary portrait artist André Romijn explores the life and legacy of Sir Anthony van Dyck, the 17th-century Flemish painter whose mastery redefined the art of the Baroque era and continues to inspire artists to this day. Romijn will guide you through the remarkable journey of Van Dyck, from his early artistic influences under Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp to his transformative years in Italy and his ultimate ascension to the courts of England.
Romijn will delve into Van Dyck's unique ability to blend the grandeur of the Baroque with intimate human expression, crafting portraits that conveyed the prestige of his subjects without sacrificing their personal essence. Through a detailed look at Van Dyck's most significant works, the lecture will reveal how his innovative techniques and his psychological acuity established new standards for portraiture that resonated far beyond his own era.
Highlighting Van Dyck's stylistic evolution, his artistic process, and his impact on portraiture, Romijn will bring a contemporary perspective to the understanding of this master's work. The lecture aims to connect the threads between the Baroque period's approach to art and the continuous thread leading to modern portraiture, drawing parallels to Romijn's own artistic endeavours and how the grand master's influence persists in today's art world.
André Romijn, with his own experience as a portraitist, provides personal insight into the techniques and vision of Van Dyck, offering attendees not just a historical account, but also an artist's perspective on the lasting impact of Van Dyck's work. This lecture promises to be a fascinating journey through the life of a master who forever transformed the face of portraiture.

Innovative techniques

Romijn will delve into Van Dyck’s unique ability to blend the grandeur of the Baroque with intimate human expression, crafting portraits that conveyed the prestige of his subjects without sacrificing their personal essence. Through a detailed look at Van Dyck’s most significant works, the lecture will reveal how his innovative techniques and his psychological acuity established new standards for portraiture that resonated far beyond his own era.

The grand master’s influence

Highlighting Van Dyck’s stylistic evolution, his artistic process, and his impact on portraiture, Romijn will bring a contemporary perspective to the understanding of this master’s work. The lecture aims to connect the threads between the Baroque period’s approach to art and the continuous thread leading to modern portraiture, drawing parallels to Romijn’s own artistic endeavours and how the grand master’s influence persists in today’s art world.

A fascinating journey

André Romijn, with his own experience as a portraitist, provides personal insight into the techniques and vision of Van Dyck, offering attendees not just a historical account, but also an artist’s perspective on the lasting impact of Van Dyck’s work. This lecture promises to be a fascinating journey through the life of a master who forever transformed the face of portraiture.

Reservation is necessary

This lecture, (in Dutch!) is scheduled for Sunday, 14 April, during the ‘Dag van de Kunst- en Cultuurroute’, and starts at KUNSTHUIS André at 11.00 am (duration: 1 hour). Reservation is necessary as there are a limited number of seats available.
Price of 10 euro per person, including a refreshment after the lecture. After registering, we will send you a payment request to confirm your registration.

Must-attend for art enthusiasts

This lecture is a must-attend for art enthusiasts who want to immerse themselves in the Baroque era’s splendour through the life of Sir Anthony van Dyck, guided by the insights of contemporary portraitist André Romijn. You’ll gain a deeper appreciation for Van Dyck’s revolutionary techniques and lasting impact on art history, while connecting with fellow art lovers and finding inspiration in the timeless elegance and emotional depth of his portraiture. Join us for an engaging journey into the world of a master whose work continues to resonate through the ages.

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