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Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665

Art was a key element in the 17th-century Dutch Republic's process of self-definition, with domestic life pictures clarifying the values that underpinned the emerging culture. By the time of Dutch independence from Spanish rule in 1648 the United Provinces had the highest standard of living in Europe, so who were the people who had achieved this remarkable development in European culture?


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15 Apr 2016 to 17 Apr 2016

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1 weekend(s)

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Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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