The Association of Greek Art Historians organized a seminar by Ernst van de Wetering on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Amphitheater of the Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos Street, Athens, Greece.
Professor Ernst van de Wetering is an eminent scholar of Rembrandt’s oeuvre and currently the chair of the Rembrandt Research Project.
The Rembrandt Research Project (RRP) is an initiative of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The project began in 1968 with the aim to lead and organize the research on Rembrandt and his work. The project’s major publication is the book series A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings (Stichting Foundation Rembrandt Research Project), which is considered to be the definitive authority on issues of attribution.
Professor Ernst van de Wetering discussed the issue of authenticity in art works attributed to Rembrandt; the results of the Rembrandt Research Project; the interdisciplinary prospects in the discipline of art history; and the issue of Rembrandt’s theory of art.
The seminar was open to the public and was part of the Series of Lectures by Distinguished Art Historians organized by EEIT. It was delivered in English.