Jacob Jordaens, Serenade, about 1640– 45. Oil paint on canvas; 54 1/8 × 70 1/2 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.

An Introduction to Flemish Art

Flemish Art in Context, Session 1

Jacob Jordaens, Serenade, about 1640– 45. Oil paint on canvas; 54 1/8 × 70 1/2 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.

About the Speaker

Katharina Van Cauteren, PhD, is chief of staff of The Phoebus Foundation and curator of the Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools: 300 Years of Flemish Masterworks exhibition. She has curated all of the major exhibitions of the foundation: The Birth of Capitalism, the Golden Age of Flanders (2016), Rooted (2017), Vossen (2018), Lace is More (2019) and The Bold and the Beautiful (2020). Van Cauteren studied art history at Leuven University, earning her doctorate in 2010 with a thesis on the Brussels painter Hendrick De Clerck (1560-1630) and his role as court propagandist for Archduke Albert and the Infanta Isabella. She worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA) in Antwerp from 2012 to 2014 as collections researcher and exhibition curator.