Baroque

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Perseus Rescuing Andromeda by Cavaliere d’Arpino

The roar of the sea monster blends with the screams of the scared princess! The chained beauty awaits her bloody death as the ugly beast lurches...

James W Singer 25 October 2020

Dine & Wine

Do You “Pronkstill”Even? Social Media of the Dutch Golden Age

Carefully arranged plates of food surrounded by carefully planned out backgrounds, images with hidden meanings, a snapshot of wealth… What may...

Rachel Witte 24 October 2020

Baroque

Vermeer’s Desperate Housewives

Johannes Vermeer was a master of ambiguity. His silent and calm interiors, and beautiful Dutch women, although innocent at first glance, seem to be...

Magda Michalska 23 October 2020

Baroque

Adriaen Brouwer, Painter of Emotions

The work of the Flemish Baroque painter Adriaen Brouwer excels in innovation and daring. His folk scenes, often showing drunkards and smokers in...

Michel Rutten 23 October 2020

Baroque

Nine Reasons to Smile with Frans Hals

Frans Hals (c. 1582–1666) was one of the Dutch Golden Age painters. Born in Antwerp, he spent his entire adult life in Haarlem. Hals is most famous...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 October 2020

Baroque

Did You Know? Haarlem in the Dutch Golden Age

The city of Haarlem in the Netherlands was one of the flourishing art centers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Today, you can walk the streets of the...

Rachel Witte 20 October 2020

Royal Portraits: The Art of Image

Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” For monarchs...

Abreeza Thomas 16 August 2020

Museum Stories

HERE: Black in Rembrandt’s Time. The Rembrandt House Museum Decolonizes

Afro-Amsterdam was not like what you think it was! During the 17th century, the African community lived amicably with the local community in the...

Urvi Chheda 4 August 2020

Baroque

King Drinks: Jacob Jordaens and the Feast of the Bean King

Jacob Jordaens (1593 – 1678), a wonderful artist of the Baroque era, was keen on painting the scenes from peasants’ life. He first painted the...

Elizaveta Ermakova 17 July 2020

Art History 101

What Is a Tronie? Famous Examples of Tronies in Dutch and Flemish Baroque

The Dutch and Flemish Baroque of the 17th century is mostly known through the works of Rembrandt in the Dutch Republic and Rubens in Flanders.

Anastasia Manioudaki 30 May 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Portrait of Sofonisba Anguissola by Anthony Van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish painter who was born in Antwerp (Spanish Netherlands, now Belgium) in 1599 and passed away in London in 1641. From...

Soledad Castillo Jara 26 April 2020

Art State of Mind

The Art of Domesticity: Art Inspired by the Home

In times where we must spend more time at home than usual, we journey through art inspired by domestic life over the centuries. Édouard Vuillard,...

Yasmin Ozkan 23 April 2020