Dr Leen Kelchtermans A child dressed in white with a wreath of twigs around his head lies, eyes closed, on rolled up fabric on a red surface.1 A black blanket completes his cot and contrasts sharply with the white sheet folded neatly over it. The background, too, is dark. The pal ...Read more
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Baroque portrait virtuoso Anthony Van Dyck painted the compelling portrait of Henricus Liberti (c.1610-1669) between 1627 and 1632.1 The blond-haired young man is gazing into the distance, lips slightly parted. He adopts a nonchalant posture, his shirt collar unbuttoned. Van Dyck ...Read more
The Brussels painter Adam Frans Van der Meulen (1632-1690) created quite a furore at the court of the French King Louis XIV (1638-1715). He immortalised his military triumphs, embellished with the necessary pomp and bravado, as he did the royal couple’s entry in Douai, Northern ...Read more
In the seventeenth century, the Antwerp-born painter Peter Snayers (1592-1667), known for his panoramic battle scenes, was 'extremement bien renommez'. In Het Gulden Cabinet vande edel vry schilder const (1661) artist-biographer Cornelis De Bie devoted a six-page laudatory poem ...Read more
In 1618, approximately a year after he had enrolled as a master painter in the Guild of St Luke, the Flemish Baroque master Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) and his wife bought two adjoining houses located to the rear of the houses in Hoogstraat, Antwerp. In 1639, the couple acquired a ...Read more
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