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Afternoon Art Talk

Friday, September 20, 2013, 01:30pm

holland 17Dutch Landscapes of the Golden Age

With Ines Powell, Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Landscape painting was an important genre in 17th century Holland. Dutch painters created realistic landscapes often painted on horizontal canvas that emphasized low horizons with dramatic cloud formations. Water was often a prominent feature on these outdoor scenes. Artists often favored views with farm animals grazing on the foreground while the background was regularly silhouetted by city views. Watermills, dunes and wheat fields and groups of people involved in outdoor activites are common aspects of Dutch landscapes. Jan van Goyen, Salomon van Ruysdael, Meindert Hobema, Aelbert Cuyp and Jacob van Ruisdael are a few of the leading lanscape artists of this period.

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