- Golden Age of Dutch Art 2: The Dutch CitizenLink visible for attendees£6.45
Art in Holland in the 17th century was almost unique in the history of European art, fashioned as it was not by the demands of nobility, royalty or the church, but by the popular taste of its middle classes. Prosperous and peaceful conditions gave rise to a ready art market and an outpouring of art celebrating the beauty of towns, countryside and the everyday successes, customs, labours and pleasures of its inhabitan
This week we take a look at the wide spectrum of social types who collected or were the subject of the art of the day: the merchants, stadtholders, civic guards, housekeepers, servants, musicians, peasants, the poor, and criminals. We consider them in the light of established social hierarchies and the biases and prejudices at their root.
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- GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH ART 3: The ArtistLink visible for attendees£6.45
To meet demand for works of art in 17th century Dutch Republic, an extraordinary number of artists provided an equally extraordinary number of paintings with various degrees of success. Today we look at what self portraits tell us about the perceived position of the artist in his or her society. We trace their professional careers from early training in guilds, the role of dealers and patrons, professional rivalry and ways of making a living in the face of enormous competition.
Rembrandt, Vermeer, de Hooch are just some of the artists among many others we will look at.
Recording available for 7 days
- GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH ART 4: Painting the EverydayLink visible for attendees£6.45
Please note: this talk is on a Tuesday!
The Dutch had a passion for the world they helped to create and wanted paintings which would reflect that world. Today we look at the range of subjects in which artists specialised to meet that demand. Popular categories were Landscapes, Seascapes, Portraiture, Still Life, Flower Painting and scenes of everyday life, the so called " genre" paintings.
Recording will be available for 7 days