Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age
masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum
Rembrandt ‘Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul’ 1661 (detail)
Jan Davidsz de Heem ‘Still life with flowers in a glass vase’ 1650 (detail)
Johannes Vermeer ‘Woman reading a letter’ 1663 (detail)
Aelbert Jansz van der Schoor ‘Vanitas still life’ c1660–65 (detail)
Karel Dujardin ‘Self-portrait’ 1662 (detail)
Pieter de Ring ‘Still life with golden goblet’ 1650–60 (detail)
Ludolf Bakhuizen ‘Warships in a heavy storm’ c1695 (detail)
Jan Steen ‘Family scene’ 1670 (detail)
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Last weeks! Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in outstanding works of art by the greatest Dutch painters of the 17th century.
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.
Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age presents a richly unfolding panorama of Dutch society during an era of unparalleled wealth, power and cultural confidence. In 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.
Part of the Sydney International Art Series, bringing the world’s most outstanding exhibitions to Australia, exclusively to Sydney.
Note: This display includes works that are protected under the Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013. More information
Image details: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn Self-portrait as the apostle Paul 1661, Rijksmuseum, De Bruijn-van der Leeuw Bequest, Muri, Switzerland; Jan Davidsz de Heem Still life with flowers in a glass vase 1650, Rijksmuseum, on loan from the City of Amsterdam (A van der Hoop Bequest); Johannes Vermeer Woman reading a letter c1663, Rijksmuseum, on loan from the City of Amsterdam (A van der Hoop Bequest); Aelbert Jansz van der Schoor Vanitas still life c1660–65, Rijksmuseum; Karel Dujardin Self-portrait 1662, Rijksmuseum; Pieter de Ring Still life with golden goblet 1650–60, Rijksmuseum; Ludolf Bakhuizen Warships in a heavy storm c1695, Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt; Jan Steen Family scene 1670, Rijksmuseum, on loan from the City of Amsterdam (A van der Hoop Bequest)
11 Nov 2017 – 18 Feb 2018
Tickets can be used once, anytime the exhibition is open. You don’t specify a date/time when booking.
$62 family (2 adults + up to 3 youth)
$14 youth (12-17 years)
Free for children under 12
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