Eshkol Tower, Floor 17
Jacob Duck, Soldier
with a Girl, c.1655-60, Oil
on copper, 15.5x13.2 cm, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum
Main Research Areas Netherlandish Art Painting in the Dutch Golden AgeGenre PaintingMartialism in Early Modern ArtHistory of PhotographyIsraeli Photography
Ph.D 2003 The Hebrew University
Duck and the ‘Guardroom’ Painters: Minor Masters as Inventors in 17th
century Dutch Genre Painting”. Supervisors: Prof. Bianca
Kühnel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Prof. Eric Jan Sluijter, Universiteit van Amsterdam
1997 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Thesis: "The 17th
century Dutch Guardroom Painters" (Hebrew). Supervisor: Prof. Bianca
Kühnel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
A. 1995 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (cum
2012- Senior Lecturer, Department of
Art History, University of Haifa.
2006-2012 Lecturer, Department of Art History,
University of Haifa.
2003-2006 Instructor, Department of Art
History, University of Haifa.
Lecturer, Department of Art History, The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem.
Lecturer, Department of Art History, Ben-Gurion University,
Lecturer, Department of History and Theory, Bezalel Academy
for Art and Design,
Lecturer in the Jerusalem Extension of Bretton Hall College of
Dutch Painting of the Golden Age
became an independent entity after relieving itself from Spanish rule. In this
period the Dutch enjoyed an unprecedented economical and cultural prosperity in
which the school of painting played a major role. The course will review the
roots, the development and characteristics and the leading figures of this
school: Frans Hals, Rembrandt and Vermeer, who have a lasting influence on
and the Flemish Baroque
16th century Low Countries were
engulfed in a bitter war between Catholics and Protestants. Only in the
beginning of the 17th century the conditions were ripe for a renewed
cultural flourishing and the age of Baroque began. This period saw a
revitalized Flemish School of painting led by Peter Paul Rubens whose art
and personality were renowned all over Europe.
This course will examine and analyze the art of the greatest masters of the
Flemish Baroque – Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens and others.
The Renaissance in Northern Europe
of the 15th and 16th Centuries experienced an
unprecedented economical and cultural flowering. It was also a period of
religious strife between Catholics and Protestants. Few of the most talented
artists in western art history worked north of the Alps
in this period, among them Albrecht Dürer, Jan van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel.
This course will survey and analyze the art created in northern Europe of his period on the background of historical and
The Rococo style flowered in
the 18th century and is associated mainly with the court of King
Louis IX of France.
The course will focus on this style characterized by lightheartedness and a tendency for the decorative and will critically
survey the works of the leading artists of the period: Watteau, Fragonard,
Chardin, Boucher, Reynolds, Gainsborough and others.
History of Photography
The invention of photography
in the mid-19th century brought to the world a new medium.
Immediately after its invention people took the camera and began documenting
their surroundings and had to deal with brand new technical and esthetic
dilemmas. Photography became a major medium of the modern experience which has
enormous influence on our imagery. In our meetings we will follow the
development of photography as art and examine its interrelationship with other
Photography and Zionism appeared almost
together in the middle of the 19th century, and the Zionist ethos
was shaped to a large extent by photographers. The course will survey and
analyze the photographs recording the Zionist enterprise before and after the
establishment of the state of Israel,
the different currents in Israeli photography and the radical changes it
experienced in the last decades.
at Leisure: The Guardroom Scene in Dutch Genre Painting of the Golden
Age, Amsterdam University Press
(AUP), Amsterdam, 2010.
978 90 8964 204 2
Baroque and Rococo:
European Art of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries,
Forthcoming in Ra'anana, The Open University of Israel.
Articles in Refereed
"The P6 Group and Critical Landscape Photography
in Israel", Journal of Israeli
History 35, no. 1, 2013, pp. 75-86.
"An Unknown Painting by Pieter de Hooch", Oud-Holland
124, no. 2/3, 2011,
"The Soldier Seen from Behind: Pieter Potter and
the Migration of a Motif",
Canadian Journal of
Netherlandic Studies (CJNS) 31, no.
2, 2010, pp. 45-64.
"The End of Consensus: The Crisis of the 1980s
and the Turning Point in Israeli
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies (JMJS) 9, no. 3, 2010,
"The Guardroom Scene: A Visual Source for
Rembrandt's Nightwatch", Source,
Notes in the History of
Art 28, no. 4, 2009, pp. 32-39.
"Masculinity Pacified: Women
as Mothers in the Guardroom Scenes of Anthonie
Palamedes (1602-1673)", De Zeventiende Eeuw 24, no. 2, 2008, pp.
Jerusalem: Rubens, Snyders and the Dynamics of Collaboration",
Revue Belge d'Archéologie et d'Histoire de l'Art 77, 2008, pp. 91-100.
"The Zionist Renaissance and the Development of
Israeli Sports Photography",
History of Photography 32, no. 1, 2008, pp. 74-84.
"A Great Minor Master: The Robbery by
Simon Kick in the Berlin
With an Appendix including a
complete catalogue of paintings by Simon Kick
der Berliner Museen 49, 2007, pp. 85-98.
"The Dutch Guardroom
Scene of the Golden Age: A Definition", Artibus et Historiae
53 (XVII), 2006, pp.
"On the Question of
Portraits in some 17th-Century Dutch Genre Paintings", Dutch
Crossing, A Journal of
Low Countries Studies 25, no. 2,
2005, pp. 265-288.
"On a Collaboration
between Jacob Duck and Abraham van Cuylenborch", Oud
Holland 117, nos. 1-2, 2004,
2012 The Twenty-Eighths Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel
(AIS), Multifaceted Israel in Global Perspective, University of Haifa, Haifa. Paper delivered: "The Israeli Individual and
Globalization as Reflected in Contemporary Israeli Photography."
2012 The Arts Department, Ben-Gurion
University of the Negev, International Symposium on the topic of Art and
Social Justice. Paper delivered: "Towards a History of Israeli Social
Documentary Photography: The Case of Serial Portraits."
2011 The Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting
of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), Montreal, Canada.
Paper delivered: "Reality versus Visual Tradition: The Case of the Seventeenth-Century
Dutch Guardroom Scene."
2006 Center for the Research of
Sports, University of Haifa,
Israel. Paper delivered:
"In the Eye of the Camera: The Development of Sport Photography and
Football in the Land
2005 International conference on Art
and Mediterranean Culture, University
of Haifa, Israel.
Paper delivered: "The 'Classical Portrait': Another Facet of Classicism in
Early Modern Northern Europe"
2004 The 30th Association of Art Historians (AAH) Annual
Conference, University of Nottingham,
Great Britain. Paper delivered: "Cruel Officers and Begging Hostages: The
Humiliation of Subordinates in some 17th century Dutch Genre
2003 The 27th Annual Conference
of the Israeli Historical Society, Jerusalem,
Israel. Paper delivered:
"'Ensigns take Position': The
Aristocratization of the Standard-Bearer in Holland of the Golden Age." (in Hebrew)
Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam,
Paper delivered: "Jacob
Duck and the Question of Portraits within Seventeenth Century Dutch Genre
Colloquium Talks and other Invited Addresses
of Arts, University of Haifa, Symposium:
"Vintage Advertising", 17.4.2013, paper Delivered:
"Currents in Contemporary Israeli Photography"
Seminar, School of History, University of Haifa, 20.3.2013, paper Delivered:
"Social Documentary Photography in Israel: The Case of Serial Portraits."
Museum, Tel Aviv, Symposium on the occasion
of the opening of the exhibition: Building
a Place: The P6 Group and Critical Landscape Photography, 5.7.2010, paper Delivered: "Locus Citatum: A Draft for the
Development of Critical Landscape Photography in Israel."
2010 Seminar on the
topic Animals and their Representation in Literature, The Department of
Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University
of Haifa, 9.5.2010,
paper delivered: "Monkey Do: Apes
and their Meaning in the Art of the Early Modern Period."
of Communication, University of Haifa, Symposium: "Photojournalism: From
Hard to Soft News?", 28.12.2009. Paper Delivered: "The End of
Consensus: The Arts, the Media and the Watershed of Israeli Photography in the
2008 Initiator and Organizer of the Symposium "The Revealed and the
Hidden in the Landscape in
Art and Photography", The Department of Literature, Linguistics and Arts, The Open University,
Ra'anana, 3.3.2008. Paper Delivered: "On
the Edge of Abstraction in Israeli Photography."
2007 Department of Literature,
Linguistics and Arts, The Open University,
"Graffiti, Street Art as an Expression",
Delivered: "Graffiti: From Protest to Aesthetics."
and Organizer, with Dr. Ruth Oren, of the Symposium "The Israeli
Photography: Historiography and Iconography", Faculty of Humanities,
University of Haifa, 25.4.2007. Paper delivered: "The Landscape in the
Work of Young Israeli Photographers."
on the topic Literature and the Visual Arts, The Department of Hebrew
and Comparative Literature, University of
14.5.2006, paper delivered: "In Luxury Beware: Word and Image in a
Painting by Jan Steen."
2006 The Medieval
and Renaissance Studies Association, University of Haifa, 18.5.2006, Paper
delivered: "The Guardroom Scene in Dutch Painting of the Golden Age."
"Four Chapters on Sandboxes: The Element of
Play in the Photographs of
Eilat" in an exhibition catalogue, Avraham Eilat: The Depth of the
Surface: Fourthy Five
Years of Photography, Ein Hod, The
Museum, 2012, pp. 85-89.
“'Behold, I have set the land before you': The P6
Group and Critical Landscape
Photography in Israel"
in Building a Place: The P6 Group and Critical
(exhibition catalogue), Tel Aviv, Rubin Museum,
2010, pp. 69-74.
"On the Edge of
Abstraction in Israeli Photography", in The Revealed and the
Hidden in the Landscape:
Photographs by Shai Ginot (exhibition
Ra'anana, The Open University, 2008, pp. 4-9. (Hebrew)
"The Abused Landscape:
The Works of Young Israeli Photographers", Afterimage,
A Journal of Media Arts
and Cultural Criticism 35, no. 1,
2007, pp. 23-27.
"The Path of an Artist:
Rituals and Ceremonialism in a Series of Works by Avraham
Photography and Digital Media 81, November-December
2006, pp. 10-21. (Hebrew)
"Dror Maayan – Berlin
Mushrooms", in Dror Maayan, Mushrooms: A Photographic
Look at Street Art in
Berlin (exhibition catalogue), Haifa,
Pyramida – Center
for Contemporary Art, 2006. (Hebrew)
"Graffiti in the Works
of Three Israeli Photographers", Contact, Photography and
Digital Media 71, November-December 2004, pp. 20-27. (Hebrew)
Photographs of Neil Folberg", Contact, Photography and Digital
Media 70, September-October 2004, pp. 48-52. (Hebrew)
"Landscape Photography in Israel", Contact,
Photography and Digital Media 69,
July-August 2004, pp. 12-26
"Jozef Israels and Seventeenth Century Dutch Genre
Reuben and Edith Hecht
Museum, University of Haifa,
2004, pp. 29-33.
2013 - Curator of the exhibition Magia Naturalis: Israeli
Artists Study Nature,
Tel Aviv, P8 Gallery,
2013 - Curator of the exhibition Shuka Glotman:
Journey – Israel 1984; at second
glance, Tel Aviv, Indie Gallery of Photography, 5.4.2013-7.5.2013.
2008 - Curator
of the exhibition The Revealed and the Hidden in the Landscape:
Photographs by Shai Ginot, Ra'anana, The
2006 - Curator of the
exhibition Dror Maayan – Mushrooms: A Photographic look at
art in Berlin, Pyramida, Center for
Contemporary Art, Haifa,