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Jan Josef Horemans II was a Flemish artist, the son of one renowned painter and the nephew of another. Like them, he specialized in small anecdotal pictures that were enormously popular in the markets of the time. Reflecting scenes he witnessed around his native Antwerp, they often featured at least one character gazing out at the viewer as if to share the absurdity of the situation. In this case it is the young girl seated behind the kitchen counter holding a bowl with which she has been helping prepare the evening meal. Likely a servant, she points out the scene...
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Religious and political turmoil during the Renaissance eventually led to the split of what were formerly known as the Low Countries into two nations that had different social and artistic tastes, in addition to different religions. Holland, or the Netherlands, became a Protestant (and mostly Calvinist) republic and its artists conveyed moral and religious messages via symbolism and careful tones of light and shadow, as typified in the works of Rembrandt. Flanders, on the other hand, remained Catholic and royalist and Flemish artists like Rubens and Van Dyck glorified the Church and the monarchy with grand themes, lively compositions, bustling...
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