Constructing a Global Interior: The Imagery of Collections and Collecting in Seventeenth-Century Antwerp

Christine Göttler, Seminar in Cultural History
October 17, 2012

In this lecture, entitled “Constructing a Global Interior: The Imagery of Collections and Collecting in Seventeenth-Century Antwerp,” Christine Göttler discusses Adriaen van Utrecht’s "Allegory of Fire" (1636, Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels) and also presents a number of Antwerp paintings that explore the transitions between making, collecting, trading, and display; the boundaries between art and nature; and the various forms of local and foreign antiquity.

Christine Göttler is Professor and Director of the Modern Art History Division in the Institute for Art History at the University of Bern in Switzerland.



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