Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age

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Pub Date: 10/08/2019

Pages: 192

Trim: 9 x 11

Publisher: Saqi Books

Imprint: Saqi Books

ISBN 13: 9780863563218

ISBN 10: 086356321X

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Category: ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General

Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age

By Blaise Ducos, Lara Yeager-Crasselt, Jan Blanc, Olivia Savatier Sjöholm

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About the Book

Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age presents the finest pieces from one of the most important private collections in the field, The Leiden Collection, New York, alongside a selection from the Louvre’s own holdings.

This exhibition catalogue highlights Dutch culture through the artwork of its halcyon days. Seventeenth-century Holland experienced unprecedented prosperity, leading the way for European trade and science. And in art, Dutch artists pioneered still life, landscape and genre painting. The detailed realism of the paintings of the Dutch Golden Age sets it apart from the outlandish splendour typical of the Baroque movement. Portraiture also underwent a revival in form and popularity during this period.

Alongside Rembrandt, artists such as Jan Lievens, Gerrit Dou, Frans van Mieris, Frans Hals and and that virtuoso master of genre painting Johannes Vermeer were prolific during this time. They infused new life into Dutch art and together their vision created a national artistic awakening. Here, their collective work provides a dazzling glimpse into the Dutch Golden Age.

About the Book

Louvre Abu Dhabi exhibition catalogue including over 100 artworks by Rembrandt, Vermeer and other leading Dutch artists, as well as essays by key curators.


Blaise Ducos is curator of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Ducos organised the exhibition Frans Post. Brazil in the Court of Louis XIV (Musée du Louvre, 2005) with Pedro Correa do Lago as well as The Revolutions of the Classical Age (2009, Tokyo and Kyoto). Along with George Keyes and Lloyd DeWitt, Ducos is curator of the Rembrandt et la figure du Christ (English: Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus) exhibition (Musée du Louvre, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts, 2011-2012)
Lara Yeager-Crasselt is curator of The Leiden Collection in New York. She was formerly Interim Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Clark Art Institute. A specialist in early modern Dutch and Flemish art, Yeager received her PhD from the University of Maryland in 2013. She has held research positions at KU Leuven, Belgium (as a Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellow) and in the Department of Northern Baroque Painting at the National Gallery of Art, and has served as Professorial Lecturer of Art History at The George Washington University and at The Catholic University of America. Her publications include Michael Sweerts (1618–1664): Shaping the Artist and the Academy in Rome and Brussels.Jan Blanc is an art historian and is the current Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Geneva. His research focuses on Flemish and Dutch art from the seventeenth century and British art from the eighteenth century.Olivia Savatier Sjöholm is Curator of the Northern Schools of the Prints and Drawings Department at the Musée du Louvre.