A new feature has been published on the CODART website. This month, Jane Simpkiss introduces us to the Dutch holdings at the Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum. She spotlights several highlights from this fairly young ‘collection of collections’, which will be on display in almost its entirety between 26 May and 10 September, in the exhibition Going Dutch: 17th-century paintings from the collection.
“A woman in a wide-brimmed straw hat scatters feed for her chickens; another breastfeeds her child. Up in the trees, a man is cutting branches with a small axe whilst others work together beneath him to mend a broken fence. The daily chores are carried out quietly and peacefully on a farm, sometime in the early years of the seventeenth century.” Continue reading…
Published monthly, features provide information on new curatorial developments, current projects, collections of Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide, as well as insight into the work of the museum curator.
Last month’s feature was Mural Paintings in Medieval Frisian Churches by Kees van der Ploeg. To browse all features, visit codart.nl/features.