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October 2014
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« Emotions in Dutch Painting of the Golden Age » at the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem.

Venus & Cupid, Roeloff van Zijl, c.1625. Courtesy of Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem. © Margareta Svensson

A series of selected themes – Pain and Despair, Love and Desire, Joy and Happiness – allows an insight into how artists of the 16th and 17th centuries accurately conveyed human emotion.

For Dutch painters of the Golden Age, nothing is more important than the eloquent depiction of man’s sentiments. But how did these painters express themselves on canvas through doubt, fear, horror and rage? And how do we respond to these innermost feelings today, intimated through facial features or actions? Comprising of more than 50 pieces, the exhibition provides a means for understanding these particular techniques.
Until 15th February 2015.
www.franshalsmuseum.nl

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