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Release: Nov. 11, 2002
LECTURE ON MODERNITY IN 17th-CENTURY DUTCH ART WILL BE NOV.
Kettering, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Art History at Carleton
College, will speak on Modernity in 17th-Century Dutch Art:
Ter Borch and Vermeer at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Room E109
of the University of Iowa Art Building.
In 17th-century Dutch discourse, the term modern was increasingly
used to describe scenes of everyday life. Ketterings talk will examine
the varying concepts of modernity engaged by or attributed to the works of
the painters Gerard ter Borch and Johannes Vermeer. It will also touch upon
19th-century notions of the painting of modern life and the rediscovery of
Kettering specializes in the early modern period, teaching courses at Carleton
College on 15th- through 17th-century European art, as well as introductory
courses. Her books and articles focus on 17th-century Dutch pastoral art and
on the art of Gerard ter Borch and his family. Rembrandts portraiture
is the topic of her current writing. She is also president of Historians of
Netherlandish Art, an international organization that fosters communication
among historians of Northern European art.
Ketterings lecture is presented by the UI School of Art and Art History,
part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. More information on the
School of Art and Art History is available online at http://www.uiowa.edu/~art/.
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