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Survey of Art 1B
Dutch Baroque
 

Fast Facts

The 17th Century Baroque era in Holland was the Dutch Golden Age, a time of extraordinary prosperity and social solidarity of the merchant class. A flourishing local and international commerce provided the economic key to an envied Dutch standard of living. There was a strong middle-class market for contemporary Dutch art which reflected pleasure in life, good times and the general abundance of products from around the world. e.g. spices, silk, cotton, porcelain. Being predominately Protestant, there were no church commissions given; rather, patronage came from the thriving middle class who bought art in commercial art galleries.

 

 

Picture of "The Laughing Cavalier" by Frans Hals

Laughing Cavalier, 1624

Artist: Frans Hals (c.1581/85-1666)
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Picture of "Portrait of Willem Coymens" by Frans Hals

Portrait of Willem Coymens, 1645

Artist: Frans Hals (c.1581/85-1666)
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Picture of "The Company of St. George" by Frans Hals

The Company of St. George

Artist: Frans Hals (c.1581/85-1666)
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Picture of "Self Portrait, 1640" by Rembrandt

Self Portrait, 1640

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
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Picture of "Self Portrait, 1658" by Rembrandt

Self Portrait, 1658

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
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Picture of "Self Portrait, 1661" by Rembrandt

Self Portrait, 1661

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
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Picture of "Philosopher in Meditation, 1632" by Rembrandt

Philosopher in Meditation, 1632

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
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Picture of "The Return of the Prodical Son" 1632 by Rembrandt

The Return of the Prodical Son, 1632

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
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Picture of "The Night Watch, 1642" by Rembrandt

The Night Watch, 1642

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
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Picture of "The Cyndics of the Clothmakers Guild" 1642 by Rembrandt

The Cyndics of the Clothmakers Guild, 1662

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
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Picture of "Portrait of Lady with Ostrich  Feather Fan" 1660 by Rembrandt

Portrait of Lady with Ostrich Feather Fan, 1660

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
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Picture of "The Jewish Bride" 1666 by Rembrandt

The Jewish Bride (The Loving Couple), 1666

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Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
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Picture of "Allegory of Painting" 1642 by Vermeer

Allegory of the Art of Painting, 1670

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Artist: Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)
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Picture of "Young Woman with an Ewer" 1671 by Vermeer

Young Woman with an Ewer (Water Pitcher), 1671

Artist: Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)
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Picture of "Girl with Red Hat" 1665 by Vermeer

Girl with the Red Hat, 1665

Artist: Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)
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Picture of "Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid" 1670 by Vermeer

Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid, 1670

Artist: Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)
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Picture of "Girl with a Pearl Earring" 1666 by Vermeer

Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1666

Artist: Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)
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Picture of "Woman in Blue Reading a Letter" 1664 by Vermeer

Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, 1664

Artist: Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)
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Picture of "Delft Street Scene" 1658 by Vermeer

Delft Street Scene, 1658

Artist: Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)
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Picture of "View of Delft" 1660 by Vermeer

View of Delft, 1660-1661

Artist: Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)
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Picture of "Judith Leyster Self Portrait" 1635 by Vermeer

Judith Leyster Self Portrait, 1635

Artist: Judith Leyster (c.1609-1660)
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Picture of "Still Life" 1650 by Vermeer

Still Life, 1650

Artist: Wilhelm Kalf (1622-1693)
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