Volume 1: Rembrandt’s Amsterdam with Eve Kalyva - Context Travel

Volume 1: Rembrandt’s Amsterdam with Eve Kalyva


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This mini webinar series is dedicated to the life and work of the great Dutch artist, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69). We have all heard the name before, and now is our chance to learn more about Rembrandt’s personality, most famous paintings and dark secrets.

This conversation (volume 1) will cover Rembrandt’s Amsterdam. Rembrandt moved to Amsterdam in his twenties and his house is now a museum. Most of Rembrandt’s activities form a radius of 600 metres around this location. We will have a look at the house’s interiors and, starting from there, we will follow in Rembrandt’s footsteps and trace his activities through the streets of Amsterdam. We will talk about Rembrandt’s most famous commissions including The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolas Tulp (1932) and The Night Watch (1642), see the buildings where such important paintings used to hang, and find out more about Rembrandt’s places of inspiration. This is a chance to learn more about the life and work of Rembrandt as well as about the hidden gems of Amsterdam.

This conversation is the first in a two-part series. Each seminar can be joined independently and in any order.  
Volume 1: Rembrandt’s Amsterdam with Eve Kalyva
Volume 2: Rembrandt's Rise and Fall with Eve Kalyva

Eve is an art critic and a writer. She comes from an interdisciplinary background (physics, fine art, literature, art history) and completed her PhD at Leeds (2011) on conceptual art and experimental exhibition strategies. Her work examines art’s social practices, multimodality and social semiotics. Eve has worked as a lecturer in Europe and Latin America, and has collaborated with art institutions as a curator, critic and artist in residence. She has spent most of her life traveling and is intrigued by Amsterdam’s multinational and transcultural community, and vibrant artistic scene.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.