Curatorial Research Seminar: Rembrandt and the Mughal Line
with Stephanie Schrader (Curator of Drawings – Getty Museum, Los Angeles)
Date: March 23, 2020
Venue & time: University of Groningen, Academy Building Room A2, Broerstraat 5, Groningen – 09.00 – 11.00
Target audience: Students (PhD/MA/BA), staff, professionals
One of the most intriguing series in Rembrandt’s oeuvre comprises his drawings made in the style of artists serving the Mughal court in India. Juxtaposing Rembrandt’s depictions of Mughal rulers and courtiers with Indian paintings and drawings of similar compositions, this exhibition reveals how contact with Mughal art inspired Rembrandt to draw in an entirely different, refined style prompted by his curiosity for a foreign culture. Stephanie Schrader speak about her exhibition “Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India”, she curated at the Getty Museum in 2018, and other exhibitions projects.
image: © Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606 – 1669) Shah Jahan and Dara Shikoh, about 1656–1661, Brown ink and gray wash with scratchwork. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.