Holidays in the footsteps of artists



Leiden in the Netherlands is marking 350 years since the death of its homegrown master Rembrandt, who died in 1669. “With art historian Marike Hoogduin as my guide, I set off in search of Rembrandt’s Leiden,” says Mike Maceacheran in the Evening Standard. You don’t have to look far.
“On almost every corner there is an echo of the artist as a young man.” There’s the University of Leiden, where the 14-year-old Rembrandt studied under Jacob van Swanenburgh. There’s the Hortus Botanicus gardens, where Rembrandt wandered among the linden trees, just off the Rapenburg, “the city’s most beautiful... read more

 
20 March 2019 in Auto, Views: 117
Source: The Week
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