A behind-the-scenes look at the research and development of “Rembrandt’s Circle,” an online interactive
Ferdinand Bol, The Captain of God’s Army Appearing to Joshua near Jericho (detail), Around 1660–1662, oil on canvas. Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2016 (59-003)
Join Dr Maxime Valsamas, Curatorial Assistant, European Art, and Danuta Sierhuis, Digital Development Coordinator, via Zoom, for a behind-the-scenes look at the research and development of “Rembrandt’s Circle,” an online interactive network visualisation of artists in The Bader Collection and their ties to Rembrandt van Rijn.
Over the years, Agnes has talked about how we are a centre for the study of Rembrandt and of 17th-century Dutch Art in Canada due to the strength of The Bader Collection. This project combines digital humanities and art historical research to foreground the social and artistic connections present in The Bader Collection through a network map. It highlights the incredible and discerning way in which works by Rembrandt and his circle were collected and brought together by Dr Alfred Bader, and now, at Agnes.