woensdag 13 juni 2018

Jan Steen

Amsterdam has some parts where the streets have names of famous people. Close to the Albert Cuyp market the streets have names of famous painters. This one is named the  "Second Jan Steen street"
Recently a portrait of the painter with a short biography has been attached to the wall.

Jan Havicksz. Steen 1625-1679
Painter of mostly humorous, daily scenes to which we owe the expression
"a household of Jan Steen". In 1648 he was co-founder of the Leiden painter's 
guild, in which he held various positions. He also had a brewery and later 
opened an inn in his home in Leiden.

Linking to "Signs, signs2"

13 opmerkingen:

  1. What a great idea. I wish there was something like that here.

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  2. He has the look of a humorist! How important he must feel, to have TWO streets named after him!

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  3. M. Steen would have been amused 😀 Nice to have the information on streets name so handy Marianne.

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  4. Er is altijd zo veel te zien op zijn schilderijen. Echt een grote meester.

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  5. I didn't recognize the name so I Googled him. He was very talented and I like the humorous aspect of his paintings.

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  6. Fitting to name a street after him. I suspect our gallery has some of his work.

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  7. I like that there is a bio of the person the street is named after.

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  8. Interesting that this long ago history was kept and we can use it today.

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  10. Europe is so far ahead of North America in so many ways.

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