Darmstadt Hessisches Landesmuseum review in pictures

Last week I stayed a few days in Darmstadt (Germany) to do research for my book (about the servants of Stadtholder William V).

And…of course, I also visited the Hessisches landesmuseum of Darmstadt. A museum I can recommend  if you‘re in the area.

Below is a visual review with a focus on the topics that interest me (blacks in Art, Arnold Böcklin, Rubens, Interbellum, 15e and 16e century, nature presentations etc) . 

I was not allowed to photograph everything: like several rooms with Joseph Buys and contemporary art.

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And just opened: A Dürer exhibition

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About me:

In 2008 I was guest curator of the exhibition Black is beautiful. Rubens to Dumas. Important advisors Elizabeth McGrath (Rubens and colleagues, Warburg institute Image of the Black in Western Art collection), Carl Haarnack (slavery in books), Elmer Kolfin (slavery in prints and paintings) en Adi Martis (contemporary art). Gary Schwartz made his research for The Image of the Black in Western Art available to me.

Black beautiful Rubens to Dumas cover
Black beautiful Rubens to Dumas cover

In 2014 my essay ‘Painted Blacks and Radical Imagery in the Netherlands (1900-1940)’ was published in The Image of the Black in Western Art Volume V (I). (ed. David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates jr.)

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In 2017 I published a book about the black servants at the Court of the Royal Van Oranje family. More than a thousand documents have been found about their lives. (only in Dutch)

Cupido en Sideron Cover 30-8-2017

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