About the illustrations

By courtesy of the Dutch Rijksmuseum, each chapter of Communicate as a Professional opens with an image of a work of art that is directly or indirectly related to that chapter. For an overview of all works of art in Communicate as a Professional and their relationship with the chapter they form part of, click here.

For explanatory texts with each separate work of art, follow the links provided below.

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Jan Ekels (II): A writer trimming his pen (1784). For an explanatory text with this painting on the cover and on the opening page of chapter 7 ‘Writing - the process’, click here.

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Rembrandt van Rijn, The wardens of the Amsterdam drapers’ guild, known as The syndics (1662). For an explanatory text with this painting included in the Foreword: click here.

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Cornelis Cort, after Frans Floris (I), Rhetorica (1565). For an explanatory text with this print on the opening page of chapter 1 ‘Communication’, click here.

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Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, The Transept of the Mariakerk in Utrecht, seen from the Northeast (1637). For an explanatory text with this painting on the opening page of chapter 2 ’Structure’, click here.

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Cornelis Cort, Dialectica (1565). For an explanatory text with this print on the opening page of chapter 3 ’Argumentation’, click here.

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Caesar Boëtius van Everdingen, Girl in a large hat circa (1645-circa 1650). For an explanatory text with this painting on the opening page of chapter 4 ’Style’, click here.

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(Attributed to) Johannes Condet, Alphabets in different fonts (1781). For an explanatory text with this print on the opening page of chapter 5 ‘Visualization’, click here.

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Barthélémy d’Eyck, Still life with books in a niche (1442-1445). For an explanatory text with this painting on the opening page of chapter 6 ‘Reading and summarizing’, click here.

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Jan Ekels (II): A writer trimming his pen (1784). For an explanatory text with this painting on the cover of the book and on the opening page of chapter 7 ‘Writing - the process’, click here.

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Jan Woutersz. Stap, Office of the notary (circa 1629). For an explanatory text with this painting on the opening page of chapter 8 ‘Writing - reporting’, click here.

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Jacob Ernst Marcus, An orator gives a speech about Kantian philosophy to a sleeping audience (1800-1805). For an explanatory text with this picture on the opening page of chapter 9 ‘Oral presentations’, click here.

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Cornelis Gerritsz Decker, Weaver’s workshop (1659). For an explanatory text with this painting on the opening page of chapter 10 ‘Professional conversations’, click here.

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Anonymus, A man reading (circa 1660). For an explanatory text with this painting included in the Suggested readings: click here.