Sunday Matinée

I have mentioned earlier this week, that women were missing in the representation  of arts at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. On the stained glass windows and the frescoes on the second floor, that is.

But here is a collection of works of art, that depicts the daily life of women during the 15th and 16th century in the Netherlands. It is my very private pick out of the hundreds of paintings of Dutch masters the like of Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn or Jan Vermeer viewed this week in Amsterdam.

Showing street and family life or more private situations, women were depicted in. Like toilet routines, licing their offspring, drinking in public or at home, meditating or daydreaming, selling the husband’s produce. Or simply being sick, feeding the cat or posing for a portrait with ones dog or sisters. Btw, I thought the portrait of the three sisters and the old woman reading to be among the most impressive of all paintings, by far more impressive than the famous Rembrandts. Of which there will be another post, some other Sunday, I am sure.

1-lady-reading
meditating
1-licing
licing
1-love-letter
the love letter
1-the-merry-family
merry family
1-guitar-lesson
guitar lesson
1-green-dress
green dress, black hat
1-evening-salon
evening entertainment
1-household
household chores
1-at-the-church
at the church
1-a-baker-and-his-wife
the baker and his wife
1-cats-diner
cat’s diner
1-dreaming
posing
1-ladies-toilet
toilet
1-spinning
spinning
1-milkmaid-vermeer
the milkmaid
1-sunday-breakfast
Sunday breakfast
1-the-dog-and-the-woman
my dog and I
1-the-drunk-couple
drunk couple
1-sitting-and-reading
posing with book and dog
1-the-music-lesson
music lesson
1-streetlife-in-amsterdam
street life
1-the-wedding-picture
wedding portrait of a happy couple
1-the-suitor
the drunkard suitor
1-kimono-daydream
white kimono daydream
1-the-prayer
prayer
1-the-sick-woman
the sick woman
1-three-sisters
three sisters
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