17th century dutch still life painting. Just like all other dutch golden age paintings stillevens were known for their close resemblance to reality paintings that fool the eyes. Explore the greatest artists with our guide to the 10 most important old masters in dutch painting. Starting in the baroque period such paintings became popular in spain in the second quarter of the 17th century.
The northern netherlandish provinces that made up the new state. The dutch golden age led to a tremendous outpouring of still life paintings in the 17th century. Every one has heard of rembrandt vermeer and bosch but there is so much more to dutch painting.
17th century dutch painting 1600 80 contents introduction historical background portrait painting rembrandt. Dutch golden age painting is the painting of the dutch golden age a period in dutch history roughly spanning the 17th century during and after the later part of the eighty years war 15681648 for dutch independence. Portrait of jan six 1654 by rembrandt.
Late ming kraak porcelain the voc and 17th century dutch still life paintings june 18 2018 pronkstilleven with holbein bowl nautilus cup glass goblet and fruit dish willem kalf rotterdam 1678. Painter of cool interiors dutch still life painting dutch church interiors related articles for a list of important dates concerning the evolution of arts and crafts. Nonetheless still life paintings managed to climb up the ladder in the 17 th century in a piece of land that thrived on maritime trade the netherlands.
Painter of people jan vermeer. On one side the generally somber scenes are read symbolically through the lens of. The new dutch republic was the most prosperous nation in europe and led european trade science and art.
The netherlands had only recently become a political entity and was still suffering from the effects of a long and arduous war against spain. Since then critics have generally belonged to two opposing schools of thought when it comes to interpreting them. The tradition of still life painting appears to have started and was far more popular in the contemporary low countries today belgium and netherlands then flemish and dutch artists than it ever was in southern europe.