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January 2015
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A sequence of emotions.

A Sequence of Emotions. Rembrandt, Frans Hals Museum, Holland. Courtesy of Frans Hals Museum

This exhibition is without a doubt the paragon of its genre this year:

celebrated art historian and author Gary Schwartz manages the tour de force of gathering together the grandest signatures of the golden age of the Ecole Hollandaise, beneath a single pavilion, open to the public until 15th February. Rembrandt, Pieter Lasman, Jan Steen, Frans van Mieris… all the greatest painters of 16th and 17th century never fail to capture themes of love, joy, rage, despair and suffering. The 50 masterpieces exhibited here in Haarlem were not only chosen for their beauty but particularly for the emotion that they translate, ‘the greatest force in all painting’ according to theorist Willem Goeree. A master class in technique.
The emotional paintings of the Dutch golden age.
www.franshalsmuseum.nl

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