I have mentioned earlier this week, that women were missing in the representation of arts at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. On the stained glass windows and the frescoes on the second floor, that is.
But here is a collection of works of art, that depicts the daily life of women during the 15th and 16th century in the Netherlands. It is my very private pick out of the hundreds of paintings of Dutch masters the like of Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn or Jan Vermeer viewed this week in Amsterdam.
Showing street and family life or more private situations, women were depicted in. Like toilet routines, licing their offspring, drinking in public or at home, meditating or daydreaming, selling the husband’s produce. Or simply being sick, feeding the cat or posing for a portrait with ones dog or sisters. Btw, I thought the portrait of the three sisters and the old woman reading to be among the most impressive of all paintings, by far more impressive than the famous Rembrandts. Of which there will be another post, some other Sunday, I am sure.
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