With Koen Fillet and art historian Prisca Valkeneers

This work by Frans Ykens is a perfect example of how things are not always what they seem. At first glance, the scene might appear to be a simple still life, but upon closer inspection, the painting reveals a whole world of intricacies and hidden meanings. In this episode of Phoebus Focus, art historian Prisca Valkeneers delves into the artwork’s secrets and sheds light on the many layers of meaning hidden within it.

Frans Ykens, Kitchen Still Life with Christ in the House of Mary and Martha, c.1645

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