Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age presents the finest pieces from one of the most important private collections in the field, The Leiden Collection, New York, alongside a selection from the Louvre’s holdings.
This exhibition catalogue illuminates the extraordinary art that flourished during the Dutch Golden Age in the seventeenth century – a time of unprecedented prosperity. Pioneering still life, realism, portraiture, landscape and genre painting, artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Jan Lievens, Gerrit Dou, Frans van Mieris and Frans Hals infused new life into Dutch art, forming a national artistic awakening.
Here, their collective work provides a glimpse into the Dutch Golden Age, where the encounter with the new inspired enthralling forms of artistic expressions.
About the Contributors
Blaise Ducos is curator of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings at the Musée du Louvre in Paris.
Lara Yeager-Crasselt is curator of The Leiden Collection in New York.