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Wed, Jun 26


Online New York

Jan Steen; Giant of the Dutch Golden Age

His humour and understanding of the human condition made Jan Steen one of the most popular painters of the Dutch seventeenth century, and his works extremely endearing to this day. Join us as we unpick this fun artist! more info below

Jan Steen; Giant of the Dutch Golden Age
Jan Steen; Giant of the Dutch Golden Age

Time & Location

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Jun 26, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Online New York

About the Event

Artist, brewer and innkeeper, Jan Steen knew a thing or two about people misbehaving. His comical scenes of dissolute households, merrymakers at inns, quack doctors and lovesick girls make us both laugh as well as give us a mirror of our own moral behaviour. He often included himself in his paintings, poking fun at himself and showing no one is above some insight into our own shortcomings.

Join Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff in partnership with the New York Adventure Club.  

this virtual lecture will feature:

· An introductory to the biography of Jan Steen, his education, life and aspirations

· The misconception that his paintings represent his own character or life

· Life in Europe in the 17th century, and in particular in the Netherlands

· The art market in his native city of Leiden and The Hague, Delft, Warmond, and Haarlem

· Steen’s comic genre, but also his occasional portraits and history scenes (usually of a traditional biblical theme)

· The importance of humour in Dutch 17th century art and life

Please note you will be re-directed to the New York Adventure Club webpage for booking. Booking will go life 3 weeks before the start of the talks/course. Payment can be done in any currency. 

A free one week replay is part of the ticket.

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