Joy, Despair and Tapestries – and Digital Art History


A lecture by Prof. Dr. Koenraad Brosens (KU Leuven) on 19 March 2017

Archival documents reveal happiness and pain, failure and success underpinning the seventeenth-century Antwerp and Brussels tapestry industries. Professor Brosens entertained us with a handful of both funny and tragic stories. But he also explained how we can model, visualize and compute ‘big archival data’ so that we can study the interplay between social dynamics and developments in baroque tapestry and painting.

The lecture was held in Dutch.

With the support of the Inbev-Baillet Latour Fund.