Tuesday, November 1, 2016

How one Dutch artist reinvented religious paintings

RIC Associate Professor of Art Natasha Seaman led a recent workshop discussion at RIC on religious paintings. Pictured is “Doubting Thomas’’ a work created by the Dutch painter Hendrick ter Brugghen, whom Seaman wrote about extensively in her 2012 book.
RHODE ISLAND---The artistic renderings of Hendrick ter Brugghen, one of the foremost Dutch painters of the 17th century, were examined during a workshop/book series presentation sponsored by RIC’s Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning last month. The presentation focused on perspectives that RIC Associate Professor of Art Natasha Seaman shared in her 2012 book “The Religious Paintings of Hendrick ter Brugghen: Reinventing Christian Painting after the Reformation in Utrecht.’’ Seaman said. “In the northern Netherlands, Reformed churches rejected religious paintings in their services.’’[link]