TalksTalks | ONLINE
Thu 21 Oct 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Meet the Expert: Frans Hals and The Male Portrait image

Frans Hals (c. 1582/83–1666), together with Rembrandt and Vermeer, is one of the greatest artists of the Dutch Golden Age. Yet, unlike Rembrandt who is celebrated in exhibitions multiple times a year, the last show on Hals in the UK was more than three decades ago.
The Wallace Collection’s current exhibition, Frans Hals: The Male Portrait, which runs from 22 September 2021 until 30 January 2022 in our temporary exhibition galleries, aims to redress this.
During the seventeenth century, Hals’s contemporaries praised him for painting lifelike portraits that seemed to ‘live and breathe’.
Hals’s portraits of men are particularly vivid; they have a certain vitality and presence unique in portraiture at the time.
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