With Koen Fillet and Timothy De Paepe, director of Museum Vleeshuis.

In this episode, Timothy De Paepe peels the layers of a late sixteenth-century scene, as if it were an onion. If you look superficially, you see what the title of the work promises: elegantly dressed figures celebrating in a garden. But as the author lets you look with the eyes of a sixteenth-century man, he takes you into a world of entertainment and dance, but also of foolishness, envy and lust.

Circle of Joris Hoefnagel, Elegant Company in a Garden, c.1570-1590.

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