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Kunst en financiën in Europa: 15de eeuwse meesterwerken in een nieuw licht

Art and finance in Europe: 15th-century masterworks in a new light Exhibition: 12 June - 5 October 2008

From the museum website

The intention of this exhibition is to help open art lovers’ eyes, uninhibitedly and without taboos, to under-illuminated financial aspects of art works, alongside their – correctly viewed as essential – aesthetic qualities. It starts with the art of the fifteenth century, in which the negative attitude towards things financial is strongly influenced by Christian morality. But there is also much space here for more positive nuances. Every coin has two faces, giving money not just a bad odour, but also frequently a golden shine at the artistic and even the religious level.


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