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BRAFA ART TALKS 2015 Drawing in silver and Gold: dutch and flemish metalpoint drawings from the 15th to the 17th by An van Camp

The Lecture

This talk present a selections of drawings included in the exhibition Drawing in Silver and Gold: From Leonardo to Jasper Johns  shown at the National Gallery of Art, Washington (May - July 2015) and the British Museum, London (September - December 2015).

Despite being a very meticulous technique, metalpoint was widely used in the fifteenth century by Flemish Renaissance artists such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden and Gerard David. It continued to be used in the sixteenth century, mainly by travelling artists and portrait printmakers such as Hans Bol, Hendrick Goltzius and Jacques de Gheyn II. Rembrandt still drew in metalpoint in the 1630s but the technique stopped being used in the Netherlands at the end of the seventeenth century. This talk provides an overview of metalpoint and its use in the Netherlands from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries.


The Speaker

An Van Camp

Christopher Brown Assistant Keeper of Northern European Art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (University of Oxford),
Former Curator of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Prints at The British Museum (London)
Co-curator of The British Museum’s exhibition ‘Drawing in Silver and Gold - Leonardo to Jasper Johns’ (10 September-6 December 2015)


Useful link :

British Museum : Exhibition Drawing in Silver and Gold - Leonardo to Jasper Johns 


Date : January 30, 2015

Location : Brussels

Organization : BRAFA – BIAPAL

Partners : Brussels Airlines – The Plaza Hotel