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.

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.