Tag religious satire

Cornelis Dusart (1660-1704)

More than Romeyn de Hooghe the name of Cornelis Dusart is to the general public only known as a street name. Yet he has in the history of caricature a great name by his highly expressive (nearly ad nauseam) exaggerated… Continue Reading →

Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708)

Born in Amsterdam in 1645 he worked mostly in Haarlem. He was a nephew of the painter Pieter de Hoogh(e). The great heyday of painting was already over. Rembrandt died in 1669. In 1666 Hals, in 1649 van Ostade, Vermeer… Continue Reading →

anonymous-Louis XIV-Dragonnades (1638-1715)

Louis XIV (1638-1715) Louis XIV had fallen in love with Marie Mancini one of the nieces of Mazarin but these urged him to marry with Maria Theresa with a prospect on claims to the Spanish throne. In 1660 that marriage took… Continue Reading →

anonymous-The War of three Henry’s (1588-1594)

RELIGIOUS WARS IN FRANCE The religious wars in France were mixed with the political struggle between king and nobility and more an aristocratic movement than a popular movement as in Germany. The Protestant Reform in France was started by John… Continue Reading →

Adriaan van de Venne (1589-1662)

Born in Delft, he moved later to Middelburg (Sealand). He was influenced by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. His most famous satirical painting “Fishing for Souls” (Zielenvisserij) originated in 1614 during the Twelve Years Truce (1609-1621). The broadening river Scheldt splits… Continue Reading →

Pieter Bruegel (1525-1569)

Pieter Bruegel was (probably) born in the vicinity of Breda and died in Brussels.  According to others, the name Bruegel was derived from the name of the village Breugel near the present Eindhoven. He was influenced by Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516)…. Continue Reading →

Lucas Cranach (1472 – 1553)

Lucas Cranach (the elder) was famous in his time as a painter in the beginning in the Catholic and later in the Lutheran tradition. But a great part of the Catholic liturgy was preserved in the reformation of Luther. Lucas Cranach… Continue Reading →

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