About the Class
Explore Dr. Barnes’s collection of old master paintings, particularly those by Dutch and German artists. Comparing pieces from Philadelphia and other East Coast collections, which range from altarpieces and devotional images to portraits and landscapes, this course seeks a deeper understanding of these works. Those who know the collection will carry away a deeper appreciation of Dr. Barnes’s collecting practice. But for those interested in wider introduction to earlier pictures, this course will also provide solid foundations.
Silver is the James & Nan Wagner Farquhar Professor Emeritus of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. A specialist in old master paintings, he has written about artists such as Bosch, Bruegel, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Dürer and organized several exhibitions of old master prints. He previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and Northwestern University.