“Looking for Love in the Low Countries”
During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Dutch artists addressed a variety of themes associated with lust and love, ranging from the proposition of prostitutes to the promise of marital bliss. These tantalizing images offered ample opportunities to delight in human folly, to recognize the risks of romance, and envision the possibility of matrimonial harmony.
Henry Luttikhuizen is Professor Art History at Calvin College in Grand Rapids MI. He is the co-author of two major textbooks, Medieval Art and Northern Renaissance Art. Luttikhuizen has written numerous essays and curated many exhibitions, most recently, Stirring the World: German Printmaking in the Age of Luther. He has also served as the President of the Midwest Art History Society and as the President of the American Association of Netherlandic Studies.
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