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Art History: Reunion of the Officers of the Guild of Archers of St. Adriaen

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Each art pieces is accompanied with a story and paintings like the Reunion of the Officers of the Guild of Archers of St. Adriaen provides a rendition of Holland’s independence against Spain. Painted by Frans Hals, it depicts those who survived the battles and have joined again in celebration.  Frans Hals (1581-1666) was an emigrant from Spanish Netherlands that settled the rest of his life in Haarlem ( 1 ).   Around the age of 27 he became a member of the city’s Guild of Saint Luke.   They followed their Patron Saint Luke and shared resources in their painting expeditions.  Hals was a wild one in his lifetime and spent a large portion of his life painting ( 2 ). He worked restoring artwork, painting notables in the area, and an art advisor to the city.   He is known to have enjoyed his life just a little too much.  His creative breakthrough came from paintings like the Archers of St. Adriaen. He spent a great portion of his time working and practicing until his skil