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An old Netherlandish proverb from the 16th century claims that “millers, money changers and tax collectors are Lucifer’s four evangelists”. In a fast growing, hugely wealthy society such professions were despised for their corrupt practices. This talk will focus on the many paintings depicting individuals in such employment, as well as others portrayed in their work – representing the new style of ‘genre painting’ developed at that time. The Hunt Museum Apollo statue will be a point of reference, reflecting the dramatic changes in art practice in Northern Europe in the Renaissance.


€5 for public. Free for Friends of the Hunt Museum