CONF: Collecting Dutch and Flemish Art in Germany 1600-1900 (The Hague, Oct 18-19, 2018)

International two-day symposium on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the ANKK

The symposium will take place at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague. The event is jointly organised by the RKD and the ANKK (German organisation for the Study of Netherlandish Art and Culture /Arbeitskreis Niederländische Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte e.V.).

The symposium marks the 10th anniversary of the ANKK as well as the conclusion of the RKD project on ‘Nachwirkung’ of Dutch and Flemish art in Germany, Austria, Bohemia and Silesia. The basis of this project is the pioneering publication by Horst Gerson (1907-1978), Ausbreitung und Nachwirkung der holländischen Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts (Amsterdam 1983, ed. princ. Haarlem 1942), in which the circulation and imitation of Dutch paintings in Europe are processed by country.

Collecting Dutch and Flemish Art in Germany 1600-1900

From the 17th century on, Germany was a major market for Dutch and Flemish paintings, drawings and prints of the Golden Age. Although this market remains important until the present day, its peak was during the 18th century: Netherlandish art was passionately collected at the numerous courts and in the towns which were centres of commercial activity. As a result, there is more Netherlandish art to be found in Germany today than in any other country. Continue reading “CONF: Collecting Dutch and Flemish Art in Germany 1600-1900 (The Hague, Oct 18-19, 2018)”

CFP: Collecting Dutch & Flemish Art (Den Haag, 18-20 Oct 18)

Conference ANKK and RKD, Den Haag, October 18 – 20, 2018
Deadline: Apr 15, 2018

Collecting Dutch and Flemish Art in Germany

Much of Dutch and Flemish Art was acquired by German collectors, so that today there are more of these artefacts in German collections than in those of other countries. The 2018 conference of the ANKK seeks to analyse the ways in which Netherlandish art was and is collected in the German speaking countries, and how this influenced not only scholarship but also the art market. Continue reading “CFP: Collecting Dutch & Flemish Art (Den Haag, 18-20 Oct 18)”