Showcase Exhibition | 05.11.2020 – 09.05.2021


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The bellicose rivalry between the leading maritime powers of England, Spain, and the Netherlands for supremacy in overseas trade was accompanied in the seventeenth century by the emergence of an independent genre of art: the seascape. The genre covers a broad spectrum of subjects, ranging from faithfully rendered ship portraits, dramatic naval battles and fleet reviews to everyday waterscapes and coastal scenes populated with anonymous boats to vistas that evoke the lure of the sea. Combining paintings, drawings, and prints from the Draiflessen’s collection, the “Seascapes” showcase exhibition will explore this fascination.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a trilingual publication (German, English, Dutch).

Hendrik Cornelisz. Vroom, Kriegsschiffe in ruhigem Gewässer, Ende 16. /Anfang 17. Jahrhundert | © Draiflessen Collection (Liberna), Mettingen

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Draiflessen CLIPS - Seestücke | © Draiflessen Collection

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| Symposium
DAS Forum: 'Business matters are men’s matters!'
The role of women in European family businesses in the 19th and 20th centuries 
The Draiflessen Collection would like to organise a scientific symposium to discuss the role of women in European family businesses in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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| Excursion
Excursion to Cuxhaven ... cancelled!
The Extremes of Seafaring
With “Seascapes”, the showcase exhibition will take visitors back in time to the sometimes belligerent, sometimes romantic, but always fascinating world of seventeenth-century seafaring.
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