CUPID’S ARROW: LOVE, MARRIAGE AND MORALITY IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH PAINTING presented by BEN GLENN II
Dutch painters of the 17th century are famous for their depictions of everyday life. But there’s much more than meets the eye, particularly in their paintings of young couples in love, men and women frolicking flirtatiously, and scenes of households both serene and dissolute. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, this richly illustrated 90-minute lecture examines the work of beloved masters such as Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Johannes Vermeer, revealing the lessons of morality – some humorous, other poignant -- they contain regarding courtship and love in Holland’s “Golden Age.”
Mr. Glenn is a published art historian, researcher, lecturer and writer with more than 30 years’ professional experience in the visual arts and related fields.