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1865 composer Jean Sibelius was born in Tavastehus Finland
1922 Lucian Freud Berlin German artist was born
Stroom Den Haag (an independent foundation founded in 1989) is an active center for visual arts and architecture. Stroom has an active policy for artists from The Hague and also initiates a large number of (international) activities in the fields of visual arts, art in public space, architecture and design, in the broadest sense of the word. Stroom organizes exhibitions, manifestations and lectures, makes publications, has a library on its premises and develops special projects in the field of art in public space and architecture.
The Vermeer Centre is housed on the historic site of the former St. Lucas Guild, where Vermeer was Dean of the painters for many years.The Vermeer Centre offers a visual voyage of discovery through the life, work and city of Johannes Vermeer. In the studio, the visitor learns how Vermeer approached his work and about his mastery of light, composition and colour. With the aid of 17th century lenses, pigments and contemporary media, the visitor studies the paintings of Vermeer in depth, but the magic of his masterly work remains.