David Bailly - Tijd, dood en ijdelheid (Time, death and vanity)
Time is our most precious asset, that idea is central to vanitas paintings. The Vanitas still life with self-portrait by David Bailly is seen as a special representative of the genre.
This 1651 painting is packed with symbolism and references to the passing of time and the finiteness of life. Almost four hundred years after it was created, the work continues to fascinate. The soap bubbles and candles that refer to vanitas, the refined technique, the many portraits and the story of the painter himself; there is so much to discover in it.
This exhibition focuses on vanitas, this masterpiece and its maker.
- Every tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday starting from march 10th, 2023 until july 2nd, 2023 from 10:00 to 17:00