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GOING DUTCH : VERMEER’S WOMEN Alice Foster Thursday 10 January 2019

Vermeer and his contemporaries celebrated the importance of the Dutch household, and women’s role within it.

Dutch seventeenth century interiors almost always include images of women, or remind us of their presence - at work, at leisure or parenting. Dutch painters depicted with great sensitivity this mysterious domestic realm, often inhabited only by women and children.  

Alice Foster traces the variety of subject matter, and reveals the modernity of a new nation in seventeenth century Holland.

Alice Foster has lectured for Oxford University Department of Continuing Education since 1998. She lectures regularly at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock. Her busy freelance career includes organising History of Art study days with colleagues, and regular weekly classes in Oxfordshire and Worcestershire. In 2004 Alice joined The Arts Society and has lectured in Britain and in Europe. Since 2003 Alice has been a tutor on study holidays. In 2010 she was elected President of Banbury Fine Arts Society.