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This new edition of the monthly Technical Art History Colloquium is organised in collaboration with the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, on the occasion of the exhibition ‘200 kinds of green. The botanical art of Franz and Ferdinand Bauer’.

Detail Summary
Date 7 February 2019
Time 14:00 - 17:00
'Strelitzia reginae’, c. 1820 Franz Bauer, Natural History Museum, London

The Austrian brothers Franz and Ferdinand Bauer belong to the most prominent artists from the heyday of botanical art around 1800. Placed side by side the lives of the two brothers illustrate the contrasts of botanical research in this period and, together with the outstanding artistic and scientific quality of their work, form the perfect subject for an exhibition about the different sides to the story of botanical discovery at the start of the 19th century, and the important role played in it by artists like the Bauers.

In his presentation, Terry van Druten (curator art collections Teylers Museum and compiler of the exhibition) will focus on the working method of Franz and Ferdinand Bauer, discussing the steps from plant to finished botanical drawing. Esther van Gelder (cultural historian and assistant curator of science, Teylers Museum) will focus on the publication projects of the Bauer brothers.

The Technical Art History Colloquium is organised by Sven Dupré (Utrecht University and University of Amsterdam, PI ERC ARTECHNE), Arjan de Koomen (University of Amsterdam, Coordinator MA Technical Art History), Abbie Vandivere (University of Amsterdam, Coordinator MA Technical Art History & Paintings Conservator, Mauritshuis, The Hague), Erma Hermens (University of Amsterdam and Rijksmuseum) and Ann-Sophie Lehmann (University of Groningen).

Location: Auditorium Teylers Museum, Spaarne 16, Haarlem.