Guest Lecture: "The Golden Age of Dutch Tiles 1580-1725," by Hans van Lemmen
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This illustrated talk will examine the origins, design developments and uses of Dutch tiles made between 1580 and 1725. Tiles made in places like Delft, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, are Holland’s signature form of decorative art and became much sought after by an expanding middle class in 17th century Holland as objects of utility and decoration. The talk will explore how tiles were made and decorated and of the intriguing variety of designs and subject matter on Dutch tiles ranging from soldiers and biblical subjects, to animals and scenes of Dutch daily life.
Hans van Lemmen lectured on art and design history at Leeds Polytechnic and Leeds Metropolitan University. He is President of the British Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society and a longstanding member of the Dutch Tile Society and his many publications on tiles include Delftware Tiles, Laurence King, 1997 and ‘Delft Pottery: A Brief History’ in Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2003. His latest book 5000 Years of Tiles was published by the British Museum Press in partnership with Smithsonian Books in 2013.
Free and open to the public after museum admission. Enter by way of the main entrance. Florence Gould Theatre opens to guests starting at 9:30 am.
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