With Koen Fillet and Sven Van Dorst, head of conservation at The Phoebus Foundation studio

In the seventeenth century, the Jesuit Daniel Seghers must have been something of a pop star. He worked with Peter Paul Rubens, Cornelis Schut, Gonzales Coques and Erasmus II Quellinus. The highest-ranking nobles queued up for his flower still lifes. Studying his work opens up a whole new world. Years of extensive and remarkable technological-material research sheds light on the past and present. It allows us to literally look through the layers of paint, over the artist’s shoulder.

In this first episode of Phoebus Focus, Sven Van Dorst takes you into the wonderful flower world of Daniël Seghers.

Daniël Seghers, Vase with Roses, Daffodils and Tulips, c.1630-40

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