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Kees Kaldenbach

High quality art tours in Dutch museums
and walks in historic city centers.

Private Museum Tours

Private Art Tours in various Art Museums in Amsterdam and other parts of the Netherlands.

Architectural City Walks

Excellent Architectural walks in Dutch Historic city Centers and in modern city revitalization projects. While walking, we discuss society and history.

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22 hours ago

Private Art Tours
A tower specifically built to house a carillon (playable bell set) to impress the cities next door. A quaint fishing towns with many private sailing ships and yachts in Monnickendam, North Holland
Book a tour now with Kees Kaldenbach to see the town - 0628689775 - kalden@xs4all.nl

A tower specifically built to house a carillon (playable bell set) to impress the cities next door. A quaint fishing towns with many private sailing ships and yachts in Monnickendam, North Holland
Book a tour now with Kees Kaldenbach to see the town - 0628689775 - kalden@xs4all.nl
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4 days ago

Private Art Tours
Vermeers Lady in Blue, hanging in the Rijksmuseum. 
Compare the detail with the x-ray. On the x-ray the back side of her pajama flares out even wider. I think Vermeer knew about the taboo about showing pregnancy in art and toned it down. 
What do you think?

For more information on paintings by Vermeer or another painter, book a tour now with Kees Kaldenbach - 0628689775 - kalden@xs4all.nl

Vermeer's "Lady in Blue", hanging in the Rijksmuseum.
Compare the detail with the x-ray. On the x-ray the back side of her pajama flares out even wider. I think Vermeer knew about the taboo about showing pregnancy in art and toned it down.
What do you think?

For more information on paintings by Vermeer or another painter, book a tour now with Kees Kaldenbach - 0628689775 - kalden@xs4all.nl
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think would make sense and agree with Kim given that his wife Catherina Bolnes had given birth to 15 children during a time span of only around 22 years (1653~1675) before Vermeer passed away..and Catherina likely being the model of some of his paintings.

There are quite a few Vermeer women that appear pregnant , it’s a ongoing discussion even among the experts with strong differing opinions , mostly saying they are not pregnant and the heavy front clothing was a style of the times . I myself always assumed many were pregnant

I don’t think so. It looks like he simply smoothed out a fault, although the figure still appears to be slightly off balance. In my humble opinion Vermeer was not the least influenced by whatever supposed pregnancy taboos in art. He was a realist.

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