Sixth and final lecture for my Howard Community College museum classes, delivered on May 22, 2020.
This lecture traces the shift from history painting to genre painting in the Dutch Golden Age. Special focus on the art of Gerard ter Borch the Younger, Gerrit Dou, Frans van Mieris, and Johannes Vermeer reveals a deep connection to history painting and its ideals as espoused in the writings of the leading art critics and theorists of the age. Full of beautiful paintings with stunning light effects, mesmerizing details, and captivating psychological undercurrents, this presentation appeals to the mind and the senses alike.
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