The seventeenth century was the Golden Age of Dutch painting, during which political independence and increasing prosperity created a new patrons of the arts among merchants and statesmen.
Rembrandt, Hals and Vermeer, and a host of lesser-known talents, produced a dazzling variety of work, from intimate portraits to virtuoso still lifes, dramatic seascapes to coolly observed domestic interiors.
This survey of the period presents a careful selection of paintings which marvellously evoke the spirit of a great age of creativity.
Christopher Brown's lucid account includes an introduction, extensive commentaries to each of the 48 full-page colour plates, and the numerous black-and-white illustrations by way of comparison.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, 50 colour and 36 black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/1993
- Category: History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600
- ISBN: 9780714828657