Tag Archives: Belgium

1690: Dance of the Rats

Ferdinand Van Kessel: The Dance of the Rats (1690)

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1647: The Rich Man Being Led to Hell

David Teniers the Younger: The Rich Man Being Led to Hell (c 1647) There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, … Continue reading

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1675: Libertine with Monkey

Jacob Huysmans: Portrait of John Wilmont, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647-1680) Were I (who to my cost already am One of those strange, prodigious creatures, man) A spirit free to choose, for my own share What case of flesh and … Continue reading

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1961: Invitation

René Magritte: L’invitation au voyage (1961)

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1910: Dirigible

Léon Spilliaert: Dirigible in a Hangar (1910)

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1655: Headless Horsemen

In the turmoil of the English Civil War (1642-1651), an engraving based on this portrait of King Charles I underwent a remarkable number of transformations. The original portrait was painted by Anthony van Dyck in 1633 (above). The French engraver … Continue reading

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1904: Abandoned Town

Fernand Khnopff: The Abandoned Town (1904)

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