Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum

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VANCOUVER, BC — The Vancouver Art Gallery is currently showing Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum, the largest and most significant collection of 17th century Dutch art ever presented in Canada.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn. Portrait of His Son Titus, Dressed as a Monk. 1660. © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

On view now until September 13, 2009, the exhibition of 128 works of art features some of the finest paintings by celebrated masters such as Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer, as well as a remarkable selection of drawings and decorative arts.

The seventeenth century in the Netherlands, a time now known as the Golden Age, saw the new Dutch Republic emerge as one of world’s foremost powers. The five decades of the Golden Age set the stage for one of the most spectacular periods in European art history.

Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art is divided into eight sections: Maritime Power, The Artist and His World, Still Life, The City, The Dutch Landscape, Travelling Artists, Portraiture and Scenes of Everyday Life, each revealing intriguing details about life in the burgeoning Republic.


Did you know? Park West Gallery has a website dedicated to Dutch master, Rembrandt van Rijn! Visit — and be sure to comment below with your feedback!

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