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High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

An Enigmatic Laugh in Cologne
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An Enigmatic Laugh in Cologne

(Anja K. Sevcik) The Low Countries - 2018, № 26, pp. 14-17

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Oh, that laugh! No less mysterious than the secretive smile of the Mona Lisa, it has preoccupied art historians for decades and never fails to fascinate the viewer. Rembrandt’s self-portrait is one of the best-known paintings in the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne. And at the same time it is one of the most enigmatic. I return to it again and again, wondering, marvelling, admiring.

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