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Drama with a Touch of Humour; Jan Steen at the Mauritshuis

Jan Steen (1626-1679) was one of the most productive and popular painters of the ‘Golden Age’ in the Netherlands. He worked for both the free market and wealthy collectors and is best known for his depictions of chaotic households, inn sce...

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Riddles regarding Carel Fabritius

The 17th-century Dutch painter Fabritius was highly regarded in his own time. That comes as no surprise when you see what he was capable of in his self-portraits, ‘The Goldfinch', or ‘The Raising of Lazarus'. However, many of Fabritius' wor...

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A Good Rembrandt Year

Each year numerous new publications about Rembrandt come onto the market and 1999 was no exception. It was a good Rembrandt year, particularly since two Rembrandt exhibitions were mounted in the Netherlands: one at the Mauritshuis in The Ha...

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Museum Explorer

Never a dull moment in Flanders and The Netherlands. Art, history, language or literature, you name it, there is a museum for everyone's taste in the Low Countries. Let Museum Explorer be your guide.

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The Malleable Rembrandt

Dutch art often appears in debates about identity, and this always happens in terms of what is 'own' and 'foreign' to it. Rembrandt in particular turns out to be very 'malleable'.

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