Rembrandt Remastered lectures with Dr Erin Griffey
September 30 - The Great Hall
Friday September 28
Join us on the evening of September 28 for a walk-and-talk lecture event with special guest and curator of Rembrandt Remastered, Dr Erin Griffey – Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Auckland and Australasia’s foremost Rembrandt specialist. Erin will present “What Makes Rembrandt So Special”. This guided tour will commence at 6pm in the Great Hall and will showcase Rembrandt’s unique talents across a wide range of subjects. His talents in portraiture, landscape and history painting will all be covered, including in-depth discussions of his treatment of light, texture, human expression and the human body.
Sunday September 30
The Arts Centre invites you to join us on the morning of Sunday September 30 for a second guided tour with Dr Erin Griffey. Erin will present “Understanding Rembrandt’s Life and Art”.
Rembrandt lived at a unique time in history, at the apex of the Dutch Golden Age, a boom period economically and culturally. This talk provides insight into Rembrandt’s Amsterdam, his colourful personal life and some of the highlights of his career, including the Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp, The Nightwatch and the Jewish Bride.This guided tour will commence at 11am in the Great Hall.
Please note, these lecture events are free with a Rembrandt entry ticket which can be purchased here.
About Dr Erin Griffey
Erin is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Auckland. She has published widely on early modern European visual and material culture, with special interests in the Stuart court and Netherlandish art. She has published a monograph with Yale University Press as well as many articles and chapters on aspects of portraiture, collecting, material culture and gender. She speaks regularly in New Zealand and has given invited lectures all over the world, including the US, UK and Australia.
About the exhibition
Rembrandt Remastered showcases 57 stunning life-size reproductions of Rembrandt’s paintings that have each been digitally remastered to their original condition. Using the latest techniques and art expert Professor Ernst van de Wetering’s extensive knowledge of the Dutch master, the exhibition works have been digitally restored to look exactly as they did when they left Rembrandt’s studio nearly 400 years ago. For more information on the exhibition, click here: