“Life in the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Masterpieces from the Dordrecht Museum” at Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

“Life in the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Masterpieces from the Dordrecht Museum” at Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

The Golden Age of Dutch Painting is celebrated at the Columbus Museum of Art through the exhibition “Life in the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Masterpieces from the Dordrecht Museum.” On view through June 16, 2019, the show is a collaboration with Dordrecht Museum, Netherlands.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is one of the most celebrated Dutch painters of the Dutch Golden Age where his innovative style gave rise to new genres of painting. The play with light in his work, as developed by Caravaggio is apparent in Rembrandt’s work. His portraits took on new meaning when he started to experiment with the light and shadow effect. The artist’s style changed over time to incorporate broad brushstrokes while his earlier paintings had a smoother finish. His later works are meant to be viewed from a distance.   

On display in this exhibition are some 90 works, including 40 masterworks. Many of them are paired with a related object such as a print, a coin, delftware, or silver. The show spans over three centuries, from 17th century art from the Golden Age of Dutch Painting, and concluding with works of The Hague School of the late 19th century. The entirety of the works on view is on loan from the Dordrecht Museum.

According to CMA, with reference to this being the first project of an ongoing collaboration between both the museums, “The goal of the partnership is to celebrate the remarkable treasures of both museums while broadening perspectives and cultivating a global view of community.”

The city of Dordrecht is steeped in European Old World traditions, art, and history and is the oldest incorporated port city in Holland. As per the museum, “the influence of the Golden Age is still visible in Dordrecht’s many mansions, ancient warehouses, canals, churches, city walls, harbors and busy merchant streets.”

A major number of works in “Life in the Age of Rembrandt” were created in the 17th century or Northern Baroque period which was a time when Rembrandt was very much active. “In Dordrecht and elsewhere, 17th century Dutch art was a mirror of daily life in Holland. The so-called ‘little masters’ specialized in specific subjects such as portraits, landscapes, still lifes and genre scenes or depictions of everyday life,” adds the museum.


For details please visit: https://in.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/3527894/the-golden-age-of-dutch-painting-at-columbus-museum-of-art

Artist Biography:https://www.blouinartinfo.com/artists/rembrandt-harmensz-van-rijn-3488


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