Matthias Depoorter

Function: 
Independent scholar/ Assistant @ Flemish Art Collection / VKC responsible Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders
Institution: 
Flemish Art Collection
Telephone: 
00 32 (0)9 225 49 34
Fax: 
00 32 (09) 225 49 55

Education: 

Master Degree earned:

  • Art History, UGent 2006.

Thesis: Aspects of the depiction of birds in paintings of the fifteenth and sixteenth century in the Southern Low Countries.

Field of Research: 

  • Art in the Low Countries: 15th through and including the 17th Century
  • Realism
  • Art & ornithology

Publications: 

  • Matthias Depoorter, Van Eyck to Dürer in Openbaar Kunstbezit Vlaanderen, Ghent 2010.
  • Matthias Depoorter, The Low Countries in Tallinn. A cultural-historic city promenade, Openbaar Kunstbezit Vlaanderen, Ghent 2011.
  • Matthias Depoorter, Aspecten van de natuurschildering bij de Vlaamse primitieven en Roelandt Savery (Koninklijke Geschied- & Oudheidkundige Kring van Kortrijk vzw), Kortrijk 2012.
  • Matthias Depoorter, Birds in art, Openbaar Kunstbezit in Vlaanderen, Ghent 2012. 
  • Matthias Depoorter, Vliegwerk. Vogels in de kunst (Birds in Art), Athenaeum - Polak & Van Gennep, Amsterdam 2015.
  • Ruud Priem & Matthias Depoorter, 'Stille getuigen' in Kunstschrift Memling, Amsterdam 2016.
  • Matthias Depoorter, Visitor's guide Hospital Museum Bruges, Ludion, Antwerp 2016.
  • Matthias Depoorter, ‘D'après nature? Les oiseaux dans l'art des Pays-Bas méridionaux au XVIIe siècle' in Sandrine Vézilier (ed.), Exh. Cat. L'Odyssée des animaux, Cassel (Musée de Flandre), 2016.
  • Matthias Depoorter, ‘Some Bird Paintings from Estonian and Finnish Museums' in Kerttu Männiste (ed.) Exh. Cat. Abundance and ephemerality. Still lifes from Finnish and Baltic Collections, Tallinn (Kadriorg Art Museum) 2017.

Projects: Exhibitions: 

  • Summer Course edition 3

Readings: 

  • Wonders of nature (The observation of nature in the works of Roelandt Savery), Kortrijk, Broel Museum, 2011.
  • Birds in Art, Celebration of 50 years Openbaar Kunstbezit in Vlaanderen, Ghent 2012.
  • Birds in Art, (organised by Vrienden Musea Brugge and Vogelbescherming Vlaanderen), Bruges, Groeninge Museum, 2013.
  • Birds in Art, Natuurpunt, Districthuis, Wilrijk, 2014.

Relevant memberships/workgroups: 

  • International Council of Museums (ICOM)

Online publications by Matthias Depoorter