Tue Nov 19, 2013 | 12.30 - 13.30 | Theatre |

Mirror of Holland

Brown bag lecture on the Dutch political cartoonist and illustrator Eppo Doeve (1907-1981). His biographer, historian Jop Euwijk, gives a bird’s-eye view on fifty years of Dutch history through the work of one of the most well-known draughtsmen of the twentieth century.

This Brown Bag Lecture is all about the drawn image and how it can give us an introduction to historical events. Erasmus-alumnus Jop Euwijk will take us on a trip through fifty years of politics and pop culture as seen by Dutch artist Eppo Doeve (1907-1981).

Born in The Dutch Indies (now Indonesia) Doeve came to The Netherlands in 1927 as an twenty year old agricultural student. Without any ambition of becoming a cartoonist he turned out to be one of the most loved and well known Dutch draughtsmen of the twentieth century. He was a prominent political cartoonist, book illustrator and commercial poster artist, but at the same time saw his work as ‘just a hobby’.

Cherry picking from a catalog of tens of thousands of illustrations, Euwijk will focus on Doeve’s take on financial crises, decolonization and his work as a sketching travel journalist. This lecture will give you a bird’s-eye view Dutch history and insight in the artist behind the popular pictures.

Brown Bag Lecture by Jop Euwijk | Tuesday 19 November | 12.30 – 13.30 hrs | Erasmus Paviljoen | Free | English spoken

About the Brown Bag Lectures:

The Brown Bag Lectures of SG Erasmus weekly offer a new insight or an inspiring guest speaker. During lunch time in the Erasmus Pavilion.The lunch lectures are held every week on Tuesday or Wednesday (from 12.30 to 13.30) in the auditorium of the Erasmus Pavilion. Freely accessible (also for non-students) and in English. The kitchen of the Erasmus Pavilion is open for lunch, but bringing your own lunch is also allowed during this program.

More information, see our complete agenda.


Organized by SG Erasmus

Free entrance

English spoken

For more information see the website of SG Erasmus

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