On August 23, National Gallery Curatorial Assistant Albert Godycki and Bojan Čičić, principal second violin of the Academy of Ancient Music, took part in Art Talks as part of Google Art Project’s Hangout on Air series.
You can watch a recording of the talk on the the event page and comment using the hashtags #ArtTalk and #VermeerArtTalk.
Each month, Art Talks presents live talks from curators, museum directors, historians and educators from some of the world’s most renowned cultural institutions on the Google Art Project’s Google+ page.
To celebrate the National Gallery’s current exhibition, ‘Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure’, Albert Godycki and Bojan Čičić discussed the popular theme of music in 17th century Dutch painting. The talk was focused around the Gallery’s two Vermeer paintings, ‘A Young Woman standing at a Virginal’ and ‘A Young Woman seated at a Virginal’, both of which will be added to the Google Art Project in August.
Albert Godycki provides curatorial support in the areas of Dutch, Flemish, pre-1600 and post-1800 painting at the National Gallery. This includes the research, care and presentation of the works as well as assisting with related exhibitions. Before joining the Gallery, he studied art history in New York, Cracow and Paris.
Albert’s research focuses on Dutch painting of the 17th century, but broadly covers topics in northern European art from the 16th to 18th centuries.
Bojan Čičić has been principal second violin of the Academy of Ancient Music since April 2012. He performs across Europe and Asia with a number of other orchestras, including his own group Suonar Cantando. He graduated with a diploma in modern violin from the Zagreb Academy of Music, and also studied at the Paris Conservatoire and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Find out more about the Academy of Ancient Music