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‘The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis’, by Cornelis van Haarlem

Cornelis van Haarlem [1562 – 11 Novembro 1638], pintor da Idade de Ouro Holandesa e um dos principais Maneiristas de Haarlem.

A classical story of the gods: the wedding of the sea goddess Thetis and the human Peleus, to which all the gods were invited except Eris, the goddess of discord. In revenge she threw (above left) a golden apple (of discord) ‘for the most beautiful’ of the goddesses present. The shepherd Paris was asked to choose among them (above right): Hera, who promised him wealth, Athena, who offered wisdom, and Aphrodite, who promised him the most beautiful woman in the world: Helen of Troy. Paris’ choice of Aphrodite was the indirect cause of the Trojan War. The painting was intended as a warning against discord: the city commissioned it for the stadholders’ guest-residence in Haarlem, the Prinsenhof. Via Frans Hals Museum.

Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem [1562 – 1638]
‘The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis’, c. 1592 – 1593 – Frans Hals Museum

‘The Maas at Dordrecht’, de Aelbert Cuyp

No dia em que passam quatrocentos anos do nascimento de Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp [20 Outubro 1620 – 15 Novembro 1691], considerado um dos principais pintores da Idade de Ouro Holandesa e apelidado de Claude Lorrain holandês, pelo facto de a sua produção artística assentar maioritariamente em paisagens, fica a obra ‘The Maas at Dordrecht’, c. 1650.

Dordrecht, cidade natal de Cuyp situada na confluência dos rios Maas e Merwede, é o cenário de um evento histórico quando numa manhã de Julho de 1646 uma frota com 30 mil soldados se reuniu numa demonstração de força perante a Coroa Espanhola.
No site da The National Gallery of Art em Washington está um podcast com uma descrição da obra.


Aelbert Cuyp [1620-1691] – ‘The Maas at Dordrecht’, c.1650


Aelbert Cuyp [1620-1691] – ‘The Maas at Dordrecht’ (detalhe)


Aelbert Cuyp [1620-1691] – ‘The Maas at Dordrecht’ (detalhe)


‘Figures in a Courtyard behind a House’, by Pieter de Hooch

From Pieter de Hooch [20 Dec 1629 (baptized) – 24 Mar 1684], ‘Figures in a Courtyard behind a House’, c. 1663 – c. 1665.

In his Delft period, De Hooch turned to a new subject, namely brightly lit figures in a back garden. The people depicted in this scene seem somewhat out of place and could just as easily be found in a dimly lit tavern. Seduction is in the air. The galant (or suitor) casts a flirtatious glance at the girl squeezing the juice of a lemon into her glass.


Pieter de Hooch [1629 -1684] – Figures in a Courtyard behind a House, c. 1663 – c. 1665.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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