Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology

Prof BMR Van Haute

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology
Tel: 012 484 1160
Fax: 012 429 3556


  • DLitt et Phil Art History (Unisa, 1997)

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Fields of academic interests

Research interests

  • Seventeenth-century Netherlandish art
  • African art
  • European art of the early modern period 

Field of Specialisation

  • Seventeenth-century Netherlandish art 


  • Van Haute, B. 2000. David III Ryckaert: a seventeenth-century Flemish painter of peasant scenes. Pictura Nova: Part VI. Turnhout: Brepols.
  • Van Haute, B. Flemish Paintings of the Seventeenth Century in South African Public Collections. Pretoria: Unisa Press. 

Journal articles

  • 2002. 17th-century Flemish paintings in South African collections: a colonial heritage. de arte 65:58-87.
  • 2007. Ryckaert at work: A Flemish painter’s view of labour. De zeventiende eeuw 23(2):195-215.
  • 2008. Willem Bartsius and the art of Dutch history painting. Oud Holland 121(4):215-244.
  • 2008. African tourist art as tradition and product of the postcolonial exotic. International Journal of African Renaissance Studies 3 (2):21-38.
  • 2011. ‘Dulle Griet’ in seventeenth-century Flemish painting: A risible image of popular peasant culture. Acta Academica 43(2):1-40.
  • 2015. Black tronies in seventeenth-century Flemish art and the African presence. de arte 91: 18-38. 

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Associate Professor in Art History
  • Chief editor of de arte
  • Board member of SAVAH 


  • 17th-century Flemish paintings in South African collections
  • African tourist art
  • Picturing Africa in the Spanish Netherlands