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Van Gogh Museum Visiting Fellow in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art
Artists’ and Collectors’ Museums: Display, (Self-)Representation, Evolution

From 6-11 June 2021 the annual Van Gogh Museum Visiting Fellow in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art seminar, sponsored by the Van Gogh Museum and the University of Amsterdam, will take place online.

This year’s Visiting Fellow is Prof. Emeritus Dario Libero Gamboni (University of Geneva, Switzerland). Gamboni completed his studies at the University of Lausanne and EHESS, Paris. He has published widely on various areas of nineteenth-century art history, with a focus on the period around 1900.

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Call for Papers ESNA Talks 2020-2021 (online presentations)
European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art and RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History


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Creativity is created during quarantine. For example, follow #tussenkunstenquarantaine or #gettymuseumchallange for daily entertainment and inspiration. ESNA is still online, we hope to see you soon. Stay healthy!



“Spiegel van de werkelijkheid: 19de-eeuwse schilderkunst in Nederland” by Jenny Reynaerts, Mercatorfonds/Rijksmuseum, 2019
English version: “Mirror of Reality. Nineteenth century Painting in the Netherlands

It is the first time in 70 years that a current overview of 19th-century painting has been offered in the Netherlands. The last standard work on 19th-century painting in the Netherlands was published in 1948.

Vincent van Gogh, George Hendrik Breitner and Jozef Israëls are internationally renowned Dutch painters from the 19th century. But Dutch art from this time has much more to offer. Jenny Reynaerts sheds new light on changes in the art market, stylistic developments and the relationship between Dutch and foreign artists. More than 500 of the best and most relevant paintings have been selected for this publication: famous and hardly known works and even a number of discoveries. The book is designed by Irma Boom.

Dr. Jenny Reynaerts has been a senior curator of paintings at the Rijksmuseum since 2003 and a specialist in this field. Within the Rijksmuseum she was closely involved in the renewed arrangement of the presentation of 19th-century art, which is considered to be the largest overview in the world of the best that Dutch painting has to offer in the 19th century.

Jenny Reynaerts is also involved as a guest curator at the Museum Singer Laren for the exhibition Spiegel van de Ziel. Toorop tot Mondriaan, for which the final chapter of the book forms its base. The exhibition can be seen from 14 January to 10 May 2020 in Museum Singer Laren.

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Available in the USA via Yale University Press: click here


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