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Delight and Instruct

In 16th- and 17th-century Europe, writers commonly maintained that art should at once entertain and edify its viewers–“delight and instruct,” as Horace had put it. The four special exhibitions currently on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, collectively presented under the title Art in the Age of Rubens and Rembrandt, demonstrates […]