Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age: masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum
Art Gallery Road, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
11th November 2017 to 18th February 2018
Outstanding works of art by the great Dutch masters including Rembrandt and Vermeer come to Sydney this summer. Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age presents a richly unfolding panorama of Dutch society during the 17th century—an era of unparalleled wealth, power and cultural confidence. During the Dutch golden age the art of painting flourished like never before. Artists sensitively observed the beauty of the visible world, transforming it, with great skill, into vivid and compelling paintings. Their subjects ranged from intense portraits and dramatic seascapes, to tranquil scenes of domestic life and careful studies of fruit and flowers. Drawn from the Rijksmuseum, the renowned national collection of the Netherlands, this exhibition includes a rare painting by Johannes Vermeer, and a room dedicated to one of the greatest minds in the history of art, Rembrandt van Rijn. Part of the Sydney International Art Series, bringing the world’s most outstanding exhibitions to Australia, exclusively to Sydney.