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Rembrandt and Computer Science (lecture in English)

Hosted by the Consul of the Amsterdam Boat Trips Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 02 Feb 14:30 - 16:00

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Join me for this very interesting lecture by Dr. Robert Erdmann, Senior Scientist at the Rijksmuseum. He'll talk about how computer science can answer many questions about Rembrandt's artworks. By combining multiple digital techniques Dr. Erdmann look deeply into the different layers of paint in a painting. As a result, we now know what steps Rembrandt took in creating his masterpieces.

The scientific tools that Dr. Erdmann uses are: his macro XRF scanner and the curtain viewer. He will explain the ins and outs of these techniques. He also takes us along in one specific case: the painting The Man in the Red Hat (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen collection), which is now on display in the Rembrandt Laboratory exhibition. Is this a real Rembrandt? Opinions differ. In this lecture you will find out if computer science can contribute to the attribution of this painting.

I have reserved 6 spots inclusive me. If interested, please send me a private message on my whatsapp. Only people who have confirmed will be able to join.

Please make sure you will be in the museum at 14.30! but of course you are welcome to come early to enjoy the collection. I will be there from 13.00 onward.

Price: the entree ticket = EUR 14.-
Protected content card = gratis