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KunstBewusst: Rembrandt & Dürer

In the organizer's words:

What is it all about?

The brilliant artist is not dependent on others. The greats of art work independently and free from any outside inspiration. This opinion, typical of the 19th century, is long outdated. It is often the outstanding artists who show a creative and inspiring approach to the art of their predecessors. Rembrandt is undoubtedly one of them. More than any other artist, it was Albrecht Dürer who served Rembrandt as a source and inspiration throughout his life. His enduring interest in the Nuremberg artist's prints and paintings is evident in many of his works. Rembrandt also drew on the exemplary influence of his important 16th century artist colleague when training his pupils. In many of his works, Rembrandt refers to the tradition of a northern Alpine school of painting with references to Dürer as one of its most important founders.

Who is our guest?

Volker Manuth is Professor Emeritus of Art History at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (NL). He studied art history, classical archaeology and philosophy in Kiel, Bonn and Berlin, where he completed his doctorate at the Free University with a dissertation on Rembrandt and the Old Testament. He then worked as a research associate and assistant until 1995, when he was appointed Professor of Art History (A. Bader Chair for Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art) at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. From 2003 until his retirement (2023), he taught at Radboud University in Nijmegen. In 2013, he was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.

He has published on Renaissance and Baroque themes in the Netherlands, England and German-speaking countries. Numerous of his contributions have been published in international exhibition catalogs on 16th and 17th century art. The Rembrandt monograph with a critical catalog of the paintings was published in 2019 (with M. de Winkel and R. van Leeuwen).

Admission: Free of charge for members of freunde. Guests €4, students €2

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Price information:

Admission: Free of charge for members of freunde. Guests 4 €, students 2 €



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