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The Enduring Relevance of Frans Hals: The Dutch Golden Age and Today

Frans Hals is renowned for the freedom of his style and his ability to capture the character of his sitters. Despite a late start, he has become one of the best-loved of the Dutch Golden Age artists. This panel discusses Frans Hals’s story and his historical context, as well as the enduring relevance and the timeliness to revisit his legacy today. It will explore his influence upon and interest to the Impressionists, and what about his work allows it to continue to feel so very modern.


SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024

3.00PM - 4.00PM CET

Registration is mandatory but free to TEFAF Maastricht ticket holders


The panelists will also explore what new light has been shed upon Hals’s work by the exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, as well as investigate his work in the context of the Dutch Golden Age, exploring new perspectives on this deeply human artist.

TEFAF Talks are interactive panel discussions exploring today’s most fascinating topics in the worlds of art, antiques, and design. Paired with leading content partners, these talks showcase the knowledge of leading experts in the broader TEFAF community. This talk is presented in partnership with Apollo Magazine and moderated by Edward Behrens, Editor of Apollo Magazine.


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Ed Behrens Apollo Magazine
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Tamar van Riessen Junior Curator of 17th-century Dutch Painting, Rijksmuseum
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Benjamin Moser Writer

Location & Access

Programming will take place at the TEFAF Salon on the 1st floor of the MECC, TEFAF Maastricht. The event will be recorded. Please note that TEFAF Programming is free with a valid ticket to TEFAF Maastricht. Do note that there is limited availability of seats. If you have not registered for programming or bought your ticket for TEFAF Maastricht: click the button “sign up” and purchase your ticket for TEFAF Maastricht.

For questions about registration contact:
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Image: Frans Hals, The Lute Player, c. 1623. Musée du Louvre, Paris.