Frans haraldsen - le åt det


Ten thousand hours
He also took off, and went to Utrecht. He completed his dissertation under Jan van Hooff, the great primatologist who had grown up between the aardvarks and orang-utans of Burgers’ Zoo – his father was the zoo director. And so De Waal made looking at animals his profession. He estimates that he must have stared at chimpanzees for at least ten thousand hours. ‘We didn’t have screens yet. I was at Burgers’ Zoo on the other side of the canal, and the apes were on their island. There was also an indoors space from which we could see the animals.’

Van Mander recounts that at the end of his life Floris became heavily indebted and started drinking. [6] The debts were likely related to his high costs of living as well as the impact of the Beeldenstorm or Iconoclastic Fury that commenced from the 1560s and reached its peak in 1566. During the period of iconoclasm , Catholic art and many forms of church fittings and decoration were destroyed by nominally Calvinist Protestant crowds as part of the Protestant Reformation . It is said Floris never recovered from the shock of seeing his artworks destroyed. Instead, he found himself in a downward spiral in both his personal and professional affairs. His disaffection was so great that he even refused to restore his own works damaged during the Beeldenstorm. He virtually stopped painting after 1566 and his place as the leading history painter in the Habsburg Netherlands was taken by a younger generation of artists among whom Marten de Vos became the most prominent. [10]


Frans Haraldsen - Le Åt Det

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