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The museum is closed, but luckily you can still enjoy the Mauritshuis’s paintings at home. With this search, you can look at the paintings in close-up and discover new details. A flower still life, for example, often isn’t just that… Curious to know more?

Task: Look for the creepy crawlers

This type of painting we call a flower still life. The flowers are indeed standing still, but if you take a closer look, you'll see all kinds of small insects.

  • There are 13 in total. Can you find them all? Click on the painting to take a closer look.
  • Which type of insect you like the most? That one should get it's own painting. Can make it?
  • Now that it is spring, you can find all kinds of small animals outside. Which insects from the painting can you find outside?

  • Age: 4+ to do together
  • Click on the painting or the link below it to take a closer look by zooming in or out.
  • Did you finish? Check the right answers here. Go to the solutions.

Task: Search for the animals

This is the Garden of Eden. You see two humans and a lot of animals. Can you find the following animals:

  • Guinea pigs
  • Swans
  • a Squirrel
  • Pigs
  • a Snake
  • a Moneky
  • an Elephant
  • a Cat
  • a Rooster
  • a Crocodile

  • There is also a goldfinch in this painting. This bird is very famous because Carel Fabritius made a painting of it. You can see that particular painting alongside. Can you find the goldfinch in the Garden of Eden?

    • Age: 4+ to do together
    • Click on the painting or the link below it to take a closer look by zooming in or out.
    • Did you finish? Check the right answers here. Go to the solutions.

    Task: I spy with my little eye

    On the paintings below there's a lot to see. Take a look at one of the paintings together and take turns telling the other person something you see. Has the other seen it too?

    • Age: 4+ to do together
    • Click on the painting or the link below it to take a closer look by zooming in or out.

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