The Golden Age of the Dutch and Flemish painting

last days to visit the exhibition The Golden Age of the Dutch and Flemish painting of Städel Museum in the Museum Guggenheim Bilbao

 

Inaugurated on October 7, 2010, the exhibition The Golden Age of the Dutch and Flemish painting of Städel Museum will close the public next Sunday, January 23. Sponsored by the Foundation BBVA, the sample is a finished selection of more than 130 masterpieces, mostly never earlier exhibited in Spain, which demonstrate the specific taste and the particular ideals of the Dutch elite.

From its opening it has received more than 300.000 visitors.

The Museum Guggenheim Bilbao presents an extensive selection of Dutch paintings, enriched by significant Flemish works representative of the Baroque, in a thematic trip for five big sections, which correspond to the big genres of the painting in which the artists of the epoch specialized: Dead natures, History, Scenery, Portrait and Painting of genre and interior, demonstrating the tastes of the Dutch elite.

The achievements of the called Golden Age of the Dutch and Flemish painting, a period that it includes from approximately 1580 up to the beginning of the XVIIIth century, they are represented of exceptional form in The geographer, one of the masterpieces of the big Dutch painter Jan Vermeer, who appears in Spain for the first time. The pictorial and coloristic elegance, the optical delicacy, the merger of consolidated levels of genre and the union of the art with the science get together to turn to this painting in a symbol of the Dutch painting of this epoch and, therefore, in one of the essential parts of the exhibition. For the first time from its opening, the Museum Guggenheim Bilbao receives a work of this big teacher, precursor in the use of optical hardware like the camera obscure, which along its trajectory produced little more than one about thirty of works and which relevancy in the art history was not recognized up to two hundred years after its death.

Also we can contemplate these two works of Frans Hals (Antwerp, 1582/83 – Haarlem, 1666) Portrait of a man and Portrait of a woman, both in oval format.

The history painting enjoyed a special meaning in the XVIIth century. To be able to reproduce topics of the Bible, of the ancient poetry and also of contemporary literary works, the artists needed multiple knowledge of literature and history, as well as proper skills of the painters of inns and of sceneries. All this workmanship took as a target that the spectator of the picture could understand appropriately the represented action. The beginning of the painting of history, developed especially in Italy, there was summed up the Schilder-Boeck (I free of the painters), which author, Karel van Mander, also was employed like history painter at Haarlem (Holland).

After its definitive closing, next February 22, the Museum Guggenheim Bilbao will inaugurate the temporary exhibition Chaos and Classicism: art in France, Italy, Germany and Spain, 1918-1936, a sample examines the “comeback to the order” in the entreguerras period in Europe by means of more 150 works of 90 artists, between whom there are some of the biggest modern teachers of the first half of last century like Georges Braque, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Dix, Pablo Gargallo, Fernand Léger, Aristide Maillol, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Pablo Picasso, Gio Ponti, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann or August Sander.

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The Golden Age of the Dutch and Flemish painting

last days to visit the exhibition The Golden Age of the Dutch and Flemish painting of Städel Museum in the Museum Guggenheim Bilbao

 

Inaugurated on October 7, 2010, the exhibition The Golden Age of the Dutch and Flemish painting of Städel Museum will close the public next Sunday, January 23. Sponsored by the Foundation BBVA, the sample is a finished selection of more than 130 masterpieces, mostly never earlier exhibited in Spain, which demonstrate the specific taste and the particular ideals of the Dutch elite.

From its opening it has received more than 300.000 visitors.

The Museum Guggenheim Bilbao presents an extensive selection of Dutch paintings, enriched by significant Flemish works representative of the Baroque, in a thematic trip for five big sections, which correspond to the big genres of the painting in which the artists of the epoch specialized: Dead natures, History, Scenery, Portrait and Painting of genre and interior, demonstrating the tastes of the Dutch elite.

The achievements of the called Golden Age of the Dutch and Flemish painting, a period that it includes from approximately 1580 up to the beginning of the XVIIIth century, they are represented of exceptional form in The geographer, one of the masterpieces of the big Dutch painter Jan Vermeer, who appears in Spain for the first time. The pictorial and coloristic elegance, the optical delicacy, the merger of consolidated levels of genre and the union of the art with the science get together to turn to this painting in a symbol of the Dutch painting of this epoch and, therefore, in one of the essential parts of the exhibition. For the first time from its opening, the Museum Guggenheim Bilbao receives a work of this big teacher, precursor in the use of optical hardware like the camera obscure, which along its trajectory produced little more than one about thirty of works and which relevancy in the art history was not recognized up to two hundred years after its death.

Also we can contemplate these two works of Frans Hals (Antwerp, 1582/83 – Haarlem, 1666) Portrait of a man and Portrait of a woman, both in oval format.

The history painting enjoyed a special meaning in the XVIIth century. To be able to reproduce topics of the Bible, of the ancient poetry and also of contemporary literary works, the artists needed multiple knowledge of literature and history, as well as proper skills of the painters of inns and of sceneries. All this workmanship took as a target that the spectator of the picture could understand appropriately the represented action. The beginning of the painting of history, developed especially in Italy, there was summed up the Schilder-Boeck (I free of the painters), which author, Karel van Mander, also was employed like history painter at Haarlem (Holland).

After its definitive closing, next February 22, the Museum Guggenheim Bilbao will inaugurate the temporary exhibition Chaos and Classicism: art in France, Italy, Germany and Spain, 1918-1936, a sample examines the “comeback to the order” in the entreguerras period in Europe by means of more 150 works of 90 artists, between whom there are some of the biggest modern teachers of the first half of last century like Georges Braque, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Dix, Pablo Gargallo, Fernand Léger, Aristide Maillol, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Pablo Picasso, Gio Ponti, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann or August Sander.

Luisjo


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