The feast of Saint Nicholas is a feast of gifts, to be sure, but the main focus is really elsewhere. Saint Nicholas is all about the act of giving itself, trying to surprise people, personal innuendos, the extra joke, the accompanying.
In his book Nicholas: The Epic Journey from Saint to Santa Claus, writer Jeremy Seal describes how the commercialization of the Santa Claus figure began in the 19th century.
Village Festival with the Ship of Saint Rijn Uijt - Jan Steen Village Festival with the Ship of Saint Rijn Uijt, c.1653
(1626 - 1679) Dutch painter. Jan Steen - The Wedding Feast at Cana Jan Steen - Portrait of Bernardina van Raesfelt
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The feast of St Nicholas takes place in December. In the Netherlands, it has been celebrated in the same way for centuries. Good children receive gifts from the saint. . Steen Daily life Daily life (paintings) Feasts Nicholas
The Feast of Saint Nicholas, by Jan Steen Sinterklaas (also called Sint Nicolaas or De Goedheiligman in Dutch [ pronunciation (help·info)]) and Saint Nicolas in French) is a traditional Winter holiday figure in the Netherlands, Belgium.
Psychological insight, sense of humour and abundance of colour are marks of his trade. His main pictorial theme was daily life. Many of the genre scenes he portrayed, as in The Feast of Saint Nicholas, are lively to the point of.
. Nicholas Eve, the night when Sinterklaas, the Dutch name for Saint Nicholas, fills children’s shoes with small gifts. This celebration has a long history in the Netherlands immortalized by the Jan Steen painting The Feast of St.
The Feast of Saint Nicholas , is a painting by Dutch master Jan Steen, which can now be found in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.