Double Dutch: artists on artists
Australian artists talk about the Dutch masters
Artists today continue to be fascinated and influenced by Dutch painters of the 17th century. Step into the Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age: masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum exhibition with an artist to discover why. Join contemporary Australian artists for talks on their favourite artworks and how the Dutch masters have influenced their practice.
Image: Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael Landscape with a waterfall c1668 (detail), Rijksmuseum, on loan from the City of Amsterdam (A van der Hoop Bequest)
Janet Laurence and Jordan Richardson
Janet Laurence is currently exhibiting her work The matter of the masters at the Gallery. Recalling a wondrous ‘cabinet of curiosities’, this display explores a fascinating intersection of art, science and nature in the work of Rembrandt and other Dutch masters.
A finalist in the Archibald Prize 2017 with a portrait of the actor John Bell, Jordan Richardson is interested in art conservation and paint application as well as the process of portraiture.
Wednesday 15 November 2017 6pm – 6:30pm
Jude Rae and Sam Leach
Jude Rae is interested in the way the genres of still life and portraiture are blurred in the work of Vermeer. In 2003, she made a number of studies of Vermeer’s Woman reading a letter.
Drawing on art history, science and philosophy, Archibald and Wynne Prize winning artist Sam Leach matches 17th-century Dutch painting with 20th-century abstraction in his landscapes.
Wednesday 22 November 2017 6pm – 6:30pm