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16 March 2018The Golden Age of Dutch Painting 1600-1700

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The Golden Age of Dutch Painting 1600-1700 Clare Ford-Wille Friday 16 March 2018

Jacob Isaacksz.  The Mill near Wijk bij Duurstede.  Rijksmuseum

This special interest day in 3 one hour parts explores17th Century Dutch painting, a time often known as the Golden Age. We look at the influences and outstanding artists who emerged during this time.

Lecture one explores the background and beginnings of this period in Utrecht and Harlem. Rembrandt and Frans Hals push portraiture to new heights of characterisation and emotional intensity.

Lecture two traces the development of Dutch Landscape Painting at this time. Artists like Jacob Van Ruisdael and Albert Cuyp dramatise skies and the effects of wind and weather in their work.

Lecture three looks at Still Life, including the exuberant flower pieces of the period by Bosschaert and Genre as portrayed in the calm domestic scenes of everyday life by Vermeer.

10.30 Lecture 1

11.30 Coffee

12.00 Lecture 2

13.00 Lunch

14.15 Lecture 3

15.30 Approximate finish


This Special Interest Day will take place on Friday 16 March at Goring Village Hall. The doors open at 10.00.

Cost is £35 to include a buffet lunch, wine, soft drinks and tea/coffee.

CHEQUES should be made payable to THE ARTS SOCIETY, GORING.

Bookings are non-transferable (a refund may be possible if you advise in good time).