Dutch history through art

I really like how through showcasing black people in the history of Dutch art, the Rembrandt house is attempting to give more youth a way to see themselves in history. This exhibition helps take steps towards representing history through the view of a broader perspective. I think one issue that remains is that although Black people played a certain role in Dutch history, it is much different to how they were seen in other countries. Something that was really interesting is the story that Blakely told through the depiction of black people in art. In the beginning, it was very common to see them in the background or in servant roles, but later on they were seen as soldiers/other roles and sometimes as the focus of the paintings.


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