The Getty Center
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Lecture Hall
Past Event

To elucidate the importance of India for the Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-1669) and other Europeans of his time, this symposium traces historical, political, economic, and artistic points of contact between Europe and the Mughal Indian Empire in the early modern period. Taking the Getty's exhibition Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India as a starting point, scholars will demonstrate how Mughal paintings and drawings were received in Europe not as merely exotic curiosities, but also as objects possessing specific associations of political authority and exceptional artifice. Participating speakers in the symposium include historians Benjamin Schmidt, Carolien Stolte, and Jos Gommans, and art historians Jessica Keating, Chanchal Dadlani, and Navina Haidar.

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