In this Phoebus Focus episode, chief of staff of The Phoebus Foundation, Dr Katharina Van Cauteren, sheds light on the various meanings and motifs behind the painting ‘Susanna and the Elders’ by the Brussels artist Hendrick De Clerck. With her expertise in De Clerck’s oeuvre, Dr Van Cauteren masterfully places the artist and his work in their art-historical and social context.

Hendrick De Clerck, Susanna and the elders, c.1625
David Vinckboons, Elegant Company in a Palace Garden: Allegory of the Five Senses (detail), c.1610-1620

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