Arts Surveys
The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Painting of the Seventeenth Century,#052
(18 slides, audiocassette - 33 minutes, and text)
In the seventeenth century, the Dutch Republic, despite its small size, became a major eco-nomic power. The nation's wealth resulted in the growth of a large middle class -- prosperous citizens with a keen appetite for paintings of every aspect of Dutch life. Narrated by Gallery curator Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., this program presents a selection of portraits, genre paintings, still lifes, and landscapes painted by the leading artists in Holland's "Golden Age."