The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is currently showing a remarkable display of Dutch landscapes, still life, and scenes of daily life through the lens of more than 90 drawings and 27 paintings. Who can you expect to see?
Among the Golden Age masters on view currently at the National Gallery of Art are Aelbert Cuyp, Pieter Jansz Saenredam, Michiel van Musscher, and — of course — Rembrandt van Rijn. On view through January 2, “Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt” is an entertaining exploration of the drawing process in the Netherlands during its period of greatest cultural achievement.
Artworks in the show include more than 90 drawings coupled with 27 paintings. In addition to the drawing process, the show also delves into the ways in which Dutch artists worked from life — using drawing as a means for composition, figural studies, construction drawings, and simple everyday observations. Via the museum, “It also examines the underdrawings artists made on their panel and canvas supports before painting their scenes.”
After its tenure in Washington, D.C., the exhibition travels to the Fondation Custodia in Paris, France, from February 3 through May 7, 2017. To learn more, visit The National Gallery of Art.
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