Frans Hals at the Rijksmuseum

Exceptionally innovative, entertaining and daring, Frans Hals was one of the most defining painters of the 17th century. His idiosyncratic, loose painting style became so influential that you would almost forget he was the founder of this. In spring 2024, the Rijksmusem will present a unique exhibition featuring some 50 works from top (inter)national collections. Thus, the The smiling cavalier from the Wallace Collection in London, a work that normally never travels, but also Catharina Hooft with her min and Malle Babbe (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin), Family in a landscape (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid) and Young woman with a display of fruit and vegetables (Private collection Bridgenorth). Central to the exhibition is Frans Hals's style, which was as loose as it was lively. A style that gave him prestige and with which he is seen as a forerunner of impressionism and with which he became famous, admired and sometimes reviled. In a lecture, Barry Heinrichs will tell you everything you need to know about Frans Hals' work and about the exhibition specifically in preparation for a visit.


How does that work online?

You follow this lecture online from your own computer or tablet. All you need is a good internet connection and sound. Lecturer and images will automatically appear on your screen. If you cannot attend 'live', you can watch the lecture at another time look back. Registration is therefore still possible after the lecture.

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