12 December 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00

In connection with the Teylers Museum’s Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition

Special edition Technical Art History Colloquium

Tekeningen Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) A - Hoofd van een man, frontaal, en de kop van een leeuw, ca. 1506-08 Rood krijt. B - Hoofd van de H. Simon Rood krijt op rood geprepareerd papier. Bron: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018
Tekeningen Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) A - Hoofd van een man, frontaal, en de kop van een leeuw, ca. 1506-08 Rood krijt. B - Hoofd van de H. Simon Rood krijt op rood geprepareerd papier. Bron: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

On Wedsnesday 12 December a special edition of the Technical Art History Colloquium will be held at the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, in connection with the exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci. Admission to this Technical Art History Colloquium as well as the Leonardo exhibition is only possible with a valid museum entrance ticket. Due to great interest, you are advised to book you tickets soon. 

From 5 October 2018 to 6 January 2019, the Teylers Museum in Haarlem will hold a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition featuring 33 original drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). It is the first ever retrospective of original artworks by Leonardo in the Netherlands. His drawn portraits along with as many works by his contemporaries are coming to Haarlem from world-famous collections. The Technical Art History Colloquium on Wednesday 12 December will take place at the Teylers Museum and focus on Leonardo’s drawings. Our speaker, prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein (Art History), is guest-curator of the exhibition. He is specialized in the visual arts of the Renaissance in Italy and the Low Countries. Kwakkelstein is also the director of the Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence.  

Prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein
Prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein

Leonardo against Humanity

It is often claimed that as a person Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) remains elusive. This claim is based on the assumption that in his numerous writings Leonardo left us with very few clues about his personal life, because he never reveals or speaks directly of his feelings. Yet there are numerous instances where he expresses not only his hostility towards certain groups of individuals, but also feelings of resentment and disdain for humanity. Kwakkelstein’s talk examines these critical and often pessimistic comments, mostly ignored by scholars, in order to gain a fuller understanding of Leonardo feelings, his relation to others and the intention behind his habit of drawing old men and women with misshapen faces.

programme 

15.00 - 15.30: Entry to the Teylers Museum
15.30 - 16.30: Lecture by prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein: ‘Leonardo against Humanity’
16.30 - 18.00: Visit to the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition

tickets

Visitors to this special edition of the Technical Art History Colloquium are responsible for purchasing their own entrance ticket to the Teylers Museum. Due to the great interest in the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, please make sure to book your tickets well in advance! Tickets can only be ordered here. Visitors with discount cards (e.g. Museumkaart) also have to order their tickets online. The organisation advises you to select timeslot 15.00. With this ticket, you are free to visit the exhibition between 15.00 until 18.00. The lecture by prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein will take place between 15.30 - 16.30 in the Gehoorzaal. It is not possible to attend his presentation without an entry ticket to the museum. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Briggeman (j.briggeman@uu.nl).

Start date and time
12 December 2018 15:00
End date and time
12 December 2018 18:00