Portrait of a Man

c.1640
Michael Sweerts (1618-1664)

FRIDAY NIGHT = DATE NIGHT!

Beauty, seduction...  it's in my genes. Of course I have my looks and I have long wavy blond hair that naturally falls on my snow-white flat collar. "Look to your left," Master Sweerts said to me as he portrayed me. Now that I see the result, I immediately understand why and am happy with my special portrait. I look even more seductive than I really am. Curious about Master Sweerts' secret?

 

CURIOUS ABOUT THE SECRET OF MASTER SWEERTS?

Master Sweerts knows how to make the light fall over my face attractively using subtle white highlights. Moreover, my white collar also plays a role because it reflects the light diffusely in my face. This results in a satin glow and an irresistible look.

You can find me in the Museum Snijders&Rockoxhuis, I look forward to your visit.