Last week we were in New York City! While there, Waldorf and I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art next to Central Park. Lost for hours in a maze of halls full of art, we ended up in a room covered in paintings from the Dutch Golden Age.
The Dutch Golden Age is the name of the period of time, over 300 years ago in the Netherlands, when artists liked to paint portraits of people in puffy, fluffy, froofy, white collars. They also liked to paint lots of strange objects on a table and landscapes with windmills and big skies.
From now on, we've decided to wear froofy, poofy collars every time we have to look very serious.
Some of the most popular painters from that time period are:
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We got in trouble and had to leave the exhibit because Waldorf was trying to pronounce the painters' names really loudly, over and over again. He sometimes has trouble with pronunciation.
This was our favorite painting from that exhibit:
A Girl Asleep by Johannes Vermeer