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A Golden Age

Dutch Group Portraits from the Amsterdams Historisch Museum

Group portraits are an important topic in seventeenth-century Dutch painting. Better than any other genre they express the character of Dutch society during the “Golden Age” and reflect the social conditions and bourgeois culture of Dutch cities.

Members of the prosperous bourgeoisie regularly sat for fulllength portraits in the company of those with whom they performed their civic duties. In order to avoid the stiff uniformity of motionless sitters lined up in a row, artists tried to enliven their compositions by introducing movement and action.

The exhibition comprises eleven paintings from the „Schuttersgalerij“ of the Amsterdams Historisch Museum. This part of the museum is closed for renovation between August 2010 and March 2011. Rather than putting these exceptional paintings into storage, the collection is travelling to the Kunsthistorisches Museum to be shown outside the Netherlands for the first time.

The paintings are by Adriaen Backer, Frans Badens, Ferdinand Bol, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Govert Flinck, Bartholomäus van der Helst, Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy, and Dirck van Santvoort.

Highlights

Die Regenten des Leprosenhauses

Ferdinand Bol (Amsterdam 1616 – 1680 Amsterdam)
1649
Öl auf Lw., 265 x 513 cm
© Amsterdams Historisch Museum

 
  • Object 2 of 11

(Kopie 1)

09. September 2010 to 21. November 2010

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien

 

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