RELIGION: The holy family

Ambrosius Benson, Rest on the flight into Egypt

The Holy Family is a mirror for the bourgeoise ideals of the family and were presented by the church as the model to be followed. Not in the least because the family is a stablising factor of economy and industry.

Presentations of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus within the church patrimony are too numerous to count. A theme that knew a great deal of support was the meeting of the little Jesus with his cousin, John the Baptist on the knees of their mothers, Mary and Elisabeth. Since the 14th Century, the flight to Egypt with Jesus as an infant is also often portrayed.

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QT Kunstwerken referenties

  • Aanbidding door de Wijzen - Meester van de Brugse Aanbidding - 1500 - 1524
  • De Heilige Familie - navolger van Joos van Cleve
  • Rust tijdens de vlucht naar Egypte - Ambrosius Benson - 1530 - 1550
  • Middenpaneel van de Triptiek met taferelen uit het leven van Christus - Meester van de Wenemaer-triptiek - 1475 - 1480
Aanbidding door de Wijzen - Meester van de Brugse Aanbidding - 1500 - 1524
1500 - 1524
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De Heilige Familie - navolger van Joos van Cleve
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Rust tijdens de vlucht naar Egypte - Ambrosius Benson - 1530 - 1550
1530 - 1550
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