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Double Dutch: symbols, emblems and double entendre in Dutch genre painting Lynne Gibson Wednesday 27 November 2019

The merchants of seventeenth century Holland filled their town houses with paintings. A favourite subject was scenes of everyday life: depicting behaviour both good … and bad. This is a world of subtle hints and double-entendre, spoken through a language of symbols, emblems and motifs. This talk will explore the hidden meanings in everyday scenes and become a fluent reader of ‘Double Dutch’.

Lynne Gibson

Now working as a freelance lecturer in the History of Art, Critical and Contextual Studies, as well as in practical Drawing, Painting and Printmaking.  For many years, Lynne lectured for the universities of Sussex and Bristol where she introduced 'Understanding Art' to the Lifelong Learning programme and residential summer schools. When time permits, she works as a professional artist specializing in oil painting and etching.