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Art Historian Nanette Salomon Presents Lecture on Dutch Painter Nicolaes Maes

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NEW PALTZ -- Click here to view works by Nicolaes Maes, subject of Nanette Salomon's lecture.

On Thursday, March 29, 2001 SUNY New Paltz welcomes Nanette Salomon for a lecture in Lecture Center Room 102, beginning at 7:00 PM. The Art History Association, a member of the Student Association, sponsors this free event. The public is invited to attend.

Titled "Inventing the Early Modern Dirty Little Secret: The Eavesdroppers of Nicolaes Maes," Salomon's lecture examines the work of the 17th century Dutch painter. Maes was a pupil of Rembrandt, whose influence is apparent in Maes' early work.

Salomon's writing often focuses on the feminist interpretation of art: she has authored numerous works on the subject including From Sexuality to Civility: Vermeer's Women, and sections of Naked Truths: Women, Sexuality and Gender in Classical Art and Archaeology. In her article on the female nude, "The Venus Pudica: Uncovering Art History's Pernicious Pedigrees," Salomon discusses the distinction between naked and nude, identifying the female figure as naked and the male figure as nude.

For additional information on this lecture, call 845-257-3858. Information on other upcoming arts events is available on the web at A complete list of events at SUNY New Paltz may also be viewed on the web at

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Nicolaes Maes' painting, "Eavesdropper with a Scolding Woman," 1655, oil on panel 46.3 x 72.2 centimeters may be viewed at the following web site: