Tag Archives: Leiden

SPECIAL HOUSES WITH POEMS IN LEIDEN – all carefully painted by hand

Yes, there are over 100 poems hand-painted on public walls throughout the city of Leiden. Walking this town, you can read Shakespeare and Basho, Pablo Neruda, Sapho, Derek Walcott, and William Butler Yeats. All these poems written in their original language are part of the ‘Poems and Walls’ project. There is a special relationship between the city of Leiden and …

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PAINTING IN HIGH QUALITY – Gabriel Metsu, between Leiden and Amsterdam

GABRIEL METSU 1/3 – He was the son of a tapestry worker and painter, who lived most of his days at Leiden. He was taught by Gerard Dou. He began placing his figures in domestic interiors. Old people were among Metsu’s favorite thematic and at least thirteen of his paintings show carpets. He also often painted young (single) women, who …

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