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Beautiful portfolio book explores creative achievements from the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age

This beautifully illustrated, expansive overview of Dutch and Flemish art during the 17th century illuminates the creative achievements of one of the most important eras in western art.

The Golden Age in Holland and Flanders roughly spanned the 17th century and was a period of enormous advances in the fields of commerce, science and art. It brought us Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens, and Van Dyck, but it was also the period of Frans Hals’ portraiture, Adriaen Brouwer’s depictions of the working class at play, Jan Brueghel’s miniatures, and Hendrick Avercamp’s winter landscapes.

Accompanied by luminous colour illustrations, Wolf’s accessible text considers the complex political, religious, social, and economic situation that led to newfound prosperity and artistic output. that we continue to marvel at and enjoy today.

A large portfolio book and therefore quite expensive, it is filled with beautiful reproductions and would be a welcome addition to any coffee table for those interested in this wonderful period of Dutch art.

The Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish Painting

Norbert Wolf

Published by: Prestel Published: September 2019 Price: £99.00


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