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Watson Gordon Lecture 2007
  • Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
  • Size 16.5 x 21.5 cm

Sound, Silence and Modernity in Dutch Pictures of Manners

Mariët Westermann

The Watson Gordon Lecture 2007

This lecture, the second in the series, was given by Mariët Westermann, then Director of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Professor Westermann is a widely-published scholar in the field of seventeenth-century Dutch art. Her highly stimulating lecture explores the pensive and the raucous, the reflective and the ribald, in an engagingly wide range of paintings.

Series: The Watson Gordon Lecture Series

The Watson Gordon Lectures, established in 2006, typify the long-standing collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the National Galleries of Scotland.

Each lecture is by a leading scholar and reveals new research on a focused topic. The lectures are delivered and published annually, and now number eight titles in the series.

Titles to date

1. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2006 by Caroline Elam: Roger Fry’s Journey from the Primitives to the Post-Impressionists
2. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2007 by Mariët Westermann: Sound, Silence and Modernity in Dutch Pictures of Manners
3. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2008 by Neil Cox: Picasso's 'Toys for Adults': Cubism as Surrealism
4. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2009 by Paul Hills: The Renaissance Image Unveiled: From Madonna to Venus
5. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2010 by Hal Foster: ‘The Hardest Kind of Archetype’: Reflections on Roy Lichtenstein
6. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2011 by Mark Hallett: Faces in a Library: Sir Joshua Reynolds’s ‘Streatham Worthies’
7. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2013 by Richard Kendall: ‘Studying Nature as a Hunter, a Savage’: Vincent van Gogh and Karl Bodmer
8. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2014 by David Bomford: Unfinished Paintings: Narratives of the Non-Finito

32pp | Hardback | 17 illustrations 2008

£7.95