Meet the Expert: Frans Hals and The Male Portrait

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Meet the Expert: Frans Hals and The Male Portrait

Meet the Expert: Frans Hals and The Male Portrait

Date: Thursday 21 October 2021
Time: 13.00-14.00 BST
Location: Zoom and YouTube (Online)
Speaker: Lelia Packer (Curator of Dutch, Italian, Spanish, German and Pre-1600 Paintings)

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Description: Join curator Dr Lelia Packer in an introduction to the exhibition ‘Frans Hals: the Male Portrait’ (22 September 2021 – 30 January 2022). The exhibition celebrates Frans Hals’s most famous and beloved painting, The Laughing Cavalier, in the first ever show to focus solely on Hals’s portraits of men posing on their own.

This exhibition brings together a selection of the artist’s best male portraits from Europe and North America. Discover how, through pose and virtuosic painterly technique, Hals revolutionised male portraiture into something new and fresh, capturing and revealing his sitters’ characters like no one else before him.

Registration and Location: This talk will be hosted online through Zoom and YouTube. Please click here to register for Zoom. 

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Please click here to view this talk via our YouTube channel.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
21/10/2021 13:00 14:00