Question about socio-economic relationships

“Bust of a Woman with a Pearl Necklace,” by Cornelis van Dalen II, from around 1660, which is included in the show at the Rembrandt House.
Credit Rijksmuseum. Link: Dutch Golden Age Art Wasn’t All About White People. Here’s the Proof. – The New York Times (

One element that I would like to understand deeper is the relationship between indigenous Dutch citizens and non-indigenous people in the Netherlands starting the 17th century, especially during the period when Black people were beginning to be dehumanized and associated more with slavery rather than equality. How did the transformation of the art that depicted Blacks influence the socio-economic life in the country? especially in Hague and Amsterdam [the administrative regions that were responsible for controlling the colonies and the slave trade market across the globe].


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