Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Works Of Dutch Masters

 There is a considerable amount of work by Dutch artists in the world collection at the National Gallery. Caesar Boetius van Everdingen painted The Abduction of Europa circa 1650. Did it ever occur to Hera that instead of punishing the women her husband was lusting after, she should have just castrated Zeus?


Paulus Bor painted The Annunciation of the Virgin's Death circa 1635-40.


The Tribute Money is by Rembrandt, dating to 1629. An exhibit scheduled for the summer here at the Gallery will focus on him.


Meindert Hobbema painted Landscape With Two Watermills circa 1670. It looks quiet, but when you really look, there are people everywhere. I remember a chat with a docent about this painting some years ago.


And today I finish with The Return of the Prodigal Son, by Jan Weenix, circa 1670.

31 comments:

  1. There are a few I have never heard of...

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  2. They are all beautiful paintings, but also in this beautiful list I prefer the landscape.

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  3. They are beautiful painting, lovely exhibit.
    Have a happy day!

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  4. The Dutch Masters really left their mark on the art world, didn't they?

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  5. @Gemel: they are.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Marianne: your country has had a big impact on art.

    @Jan: landscapes are beautiful.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @David: they did.

    @Marie: indeed.

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  6. ...there is a reason that they were known as masters!

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  7. Such magnificent paintings. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. They are all beautiful, but the last one is my fav.

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  9. @Tom: quite so.

    @Italiafinlandia: it is.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Iris: it's eye catching.

    @RedPat: definitely.

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  10. Superb paintings William, the Return of the Prodigal Son is wonderful ✨

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  11. Beautiful paintings and exhibit. My favorite is the Landscape With Two Watermills.

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  12. The Dutch masters are second only to Impressionists for me. I hope you have more for us!

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  13. @Sharon: me too.

    @Grace: I agree.

    @Bill: it's such a good one.

    @Jeanie: more to come.

    @Denise: thank you!

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  14. I like the landscape painting.

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  15. Dutch masters produced much fine art with the technology they had at that time.

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  16. Idealized landscapes are so prominent in some of these.

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  17. I've always considered the Dutch painting still and quiet and heavy.

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  18. Loved the last 2 paintings the best!

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  19. @Happyone: it does stand out.

    @Red: that they did.

    @Revrunner: indeed.

    @Joanne: I can see that.

    @Magiceye: thank you.

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  20. Beautiful paintings. My favourite is the nature landscape.

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  21. i enjoy the umbrella one the best this time ...what beauty. ( ;

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  22. The lighting within most of these pieces are exceptional. All such lovely art. Thank you for sharing them.

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  23. The more you learn, the greater these artists are!

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