All posts tagged Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age

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Shell shocked

Eliza’s room faces East and overlooks a corner of the garden. In the morning the small bedroom catches and magnifies sunlight spectacularly. The dresser mirror, starched white bed linens and …

Pieter Claesz. Still Life with Peacock Pie, 1627. Oil on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington, The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund. Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Feasting the senses

by Claudia Swan As an art historian specialized in art of the Golden Age, I spend a lot of time thinking about the sense of sight. The exhibition¬†Asia in Amsterdam¬†encourages …

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Books in the Golden Age

From time to time, items from the Phillips Library get selected for exhibition in the galleries over at the museum. Similar to the paintings or silk tapestries on the wall …

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Cool chintz

As the mercury has inched up on the thermometer in recent weeks, my wardrobe has consisted almost exclusively of breezy cotton garments. Not only are they cool to wear, but …