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Canon of Dutch History and Culture Announced: Four of the 50 Subjects Deal with Art

On 16 October, Minister Maria van der Hoeven of Education, Culture and Science released De Canon van Nederland, drawn up for her ministry by a committee of experts under the historian Frits van Oostrum, president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).The list includes four subjects related directly to the visual arts: iconoclasm, Rembrandt van Rijn, Vincent van Gogh and De Stijl. The canon website is however illustrated with many other works of art.