Artist's Talk | More than meets the eye: A closer look at the Arbroath Brueghels | Dr Christina Currie

Date: Tuesday 17 September 2019 6.00pm
Corsar Library | Arbroath Library
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We are delighted to welcome you to an evening talk by Dr Christina Currie, Head of Photography and Scientific Imagery at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage in Brussels. Christina will introduce the subject of the Brueg(h)els and the various issues involved in the reproduction of the originals. She will also delve more deeply into our 2 Brueghels in Arbroath ‘St John Preaching in the Wilderness’ and ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ by answering questions you might have. 

Christina will also bring along her materials to demonstrate how Brueghel did his copies, which anybody is welcome to try out. 

Dr Christina Currie is Head of Scientific Imagery at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels, specialising in the technical examination of paintings. Her main field of research is the Brueg(h)el family, notably Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Pieter Brueghel the Younger, but also copies by Jan Brueghel the Elder. She has also published studies on paintings by Melchior Broederlam, Jan van Eyck, Herri met de Bles, Tintoretto, Marten de Vos, Artemisia Gentileschi, Thomas Eakins and the Spanish Forger. From 2014-2019, she managed the scientific imagery for the Van Eyck Research in OpeN Access (VERONA) project which you can find here.