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In ten of the twenty-three extant domestic interiors by Jan Vermeer, we see maps, globes and other objects that refer to geography. What can those paintings tell us about the early modern usage of maps and about the ideas and concepts connected to those objects at that time?

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Date 4 November 2010
Time 14:30 - 16:00
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Samenvatting

In ten of the twenty-three extant domestic interiors by Jan Vermeer, we see maps, globes and other objects that refer to geography. What can those paintings tell us about the early modern usage of maps and about the ideas and concepts connected to those objects at that time? Does this reference contain a moral? Is it possible to interpret the paintings by Vermeer, and should we interpret them? An attempt at answering these questions will be made by Professor Nils Büttner (Stuttgart) who recently published a biography about Jan Vermeer.

Nils Büttner (1967) bekleedt de leerstoel voor middeleeuwse en vroegmoderne kunstgeschiedenis aan de Akademie der Bildenden Künste te Stuttgart. Zwaartepunten in zijn onderzoek zijn de Duitse en Nederlandse vroegmoderne kunst- en cultuurgeschiedenis en de geschiedenis van de grafiek en de boekillustratie. Enkele van zijn publicaties: Jacob van Ruisdael in Bentheim. Ein niederländischer Maler und die Burg Bentheim im 17. Jahrhundert. Bielefeld 1993; Ryszard Stryjek als Zeichner und Radierer, Lüneburg 1993; Die Erfindung der Landschaft. Landschaftskunst und Kosmographie im Zeitalter Bruegels, Göttingen 2000; Peter Paul Rubens. Barocke Leidenschaften, München 2004; Herr P. P. Rubens. Von der Kunst, berühmt zu werden, Göttingen 2006; Rubens, München 2007; Gemalte Gärten, München 2008; Vermeer, München 2010.


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