Gemäldegalerie

Working with the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin. Translation of texts for the Gerard ter Borch cabinet exhibition. The exhibition runs from 17.10.2019 to 29.02.2020. (I did not translate the text on the website).

https://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/gemaeldegalerie/ausstellungen/detail/gerard-ter-borch-gallant-conversation.html

 

Gerard ter Borch
The Gallant Conversation – 1654

With a self-important gesture the soldier smugly accosts the modest young woman in back-view. Meanwhile a second woman – in whom we re-encounter Gesina ter Borch as model – looks down and self-consciously empties her wine glass. The woman’s demeanor and the presence of the dog with its tail tucked may be read as allusions to the soldier’s dishonorable intentions.