Call sign ‘Happiness’: the fates of the portrayed children
Children are inquisitive. Often, even happy endings of fairy tales do not satisfy them — they keep wondering, ‘And what happened next?’ When they see a portrait of a child, they ask, ‘What happened next to this boy (or girl)?’ We are going to speak of what became of the young characters of famous artistic works. Most of them lived a fortunate, or at least bright, life. Arthive has selected some…
Four centuries of glamour in a spectacular show of Rijksmuseum
The Dutch national museum Rijksmuseum in the exhibition “High Society” in Amsterdam has gathered almost 40 magnificent full-length portraits from the 16th to the 20th centuries by the leading artists of their day. The paintings offer a fascinating insight into the messages that the great and the good sought to convey about themselves.