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18 June 2019Music and Art in the age of Vermeer.
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Music and Art in the age of Vermeer. Adam Busiakiewicz Tuesday 18 June 2019

Adam Busiakiewicz is an Art Historian, lutenist and lecturer.  After completing his Bachelor's Degree in History at UCL in 2010 he held the position of Head of Historical Interpretation (curator) at Warwick Castle.    He left the castle in 2013 after winning a full AHRC studentship to persue a Master's Degree in Fine and Decorative Art at the Sotheby's Institute of Art, London.  

Musical instruments are found throughout the paintings of the Dutch Golden Age.  Despite this, knowledge of their symbolic meaning and how they sounded to their original participants is often lost on modern audiences.   The associations of music with love and intimacy, enlivened by the sound quality and tone of the instruments of the period, help unravel their meaning.   From Jan Steen's brothel scenes to the solemn interiors of Vermeer and Pieter de Hooch, this lecture charts the vast meaning and rich significance of music in Dutch art.