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The Dutch Golden Age Gave Us Artists and Dealers as We Know Them Today | Artsy

This key period in European history saw the professionalization of the art dealer, and the artist’s transition from craftsperson to visionary.

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View Of Haarlem With Bleaching Fields

Artist: Jacob Van Ruisdael | Year (completed): 1670 | Period: Dutch Golden Age Van Ruisdael was able to catch the essence of the Dutch landscape in this painting. We stare out across the flat plain toward the distant city of Haarlem from a high dune. There is a vast sky above the city with passing clouds. In his painting, Van Ruisdael depicts the sun as it moves from one area of light to another. From the fields where linen is stretched out to bleach to Saint Bavo's Church in the distance…

Black in Rembrandt’s time: a myth-shattering exhibition on identity and truth - DutchNews.nl

A new exhibition at the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam tells the story of the black community in 17th century Dutch society and how the portrayal of black figures in Western art reveals much about attitudes to race. With a keen eye, surprising discoveries can be made in Jacob van der Ulft’s gouache painting The Market in Dam Square, Amsterdam (1653). Amidst all the loading and unloading of goods, trading and gossiping, are a trio of turbaned men from the...

Caspar Netscher, "Woman Feeding a Parrot, with a Page" (1666), oil on panel (courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund)

An art historian, and African Grey owner, delved into the avian symbolism in 'Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting' at the National Gallery of Art.

Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age | Exhibition | NMWA

This focus exhibition examines the lives and works of several highly successful artists in the Netherlands during the 17th and early 18th centuries.

Rembrandt's Night Watch and The Dutch Golden Age

In this article, Singulart discusses the composition of Rembrandt's The Night Watch and explore the extensive restoration process that has recently begun.

Gerrit van Honthorst - The Matchmaker

Gerard van Honthorst (November 4, 1592 - April 27, 1656) was a Dutch painter of Utrecht. He was brought up at the school of Abraham Bloemaert, who exchanged the style of the Franckens for that of the pseudo-Italians at the beginning of the 16th century. Honthorst's works are numerous, and amply represented in English and Continental galleries. His most attractive pieces are those in which he cultivates the style of Caravaggio, those, namely, which represent taverns, with players, singers and…