Mobility of artists, works of art and artistic knowledge
Karolien De Clippel (°1972) studied Romance philology and art history at Leuven University. In 2002 she obtained her doctorate at the same university with a dissertation on the Brabantine genre painter Joos van Craesbeeck (ca 1606 – ca 1660). From 1998 until 2006 she enjoyed the stimulating entourage of the Antwerp Rubenianum where she worked as a research fellow for the Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders and the Research Fund of Leuven University. In those years she continued her research on Flemish seventeenth-century painting and focused on genre painting, mythological iconography, and, inevitably, Peter Paul Rubens. From 2006 until 2008 she had the wonderful opportunity to concentrate on the Rubensian nude thanks to a mandate as a postdoctoral fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders. In February 2008 she started to work as associate professor at Utrecht University where she teaches a wide variety of courses at the bachelor and master level. For some years now she has been active as a member of the Centrum of Flemish art of the 16th and 17th century (Rubenianum, Antwerp) and of the editorial boards of Simiolus and De Zeventiende Eeuw. Her research specializes in painting of the Early Modern Low Countries with a special attention for genre, mythology and gender issues, and a predilection for specific artists such as Peter Paul Rubens and Adriaen Brouwer.
Karolien De Clippel
3512 BR Utrecht