Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Dutch Masterpieces

 Job is the title of this dramatic 1631 painting by Jan Lievens, depicting the Old Testament story.


Now we get into landscapes. Jan van Goyen painted Castle By A River in 1648.


Another Dutch landscape by a Dutch artist: Salomon van Ruysdael painted River Landscape around 1650.


Waterfall dates to the 1660s, by Jacob Van Ruisdael, depicting a landscape quite different than that of the Netherlands.


The Lacemaker is a 1655 painting by Nicolaes Maes.


And I finish today with this work by Jan Weenix, done in 1668. This is The Return Of The Prodigal Son.

34 comments:

  1. The Dutch knew how to paint a Sky!

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  2. These classic arts look superb! I used to enjoy oil paintings in museums.

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  3. Some very moody pieces here.

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  4. Admiring these I wonder what the artists would think of digital cameras of today.

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  5. ...I enjoy the landscapes the best.

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  6. It’s nice to see the subject matter beginning to change.

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  7. It is always interesting to see how Biblical themes are represented.

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  8. @Linda: they did.

    @roentare: I certainly do.

    @italiafinlandia: they are.

    @Gemel: very much so.

    @Iris: some might like them.

    @Tom: me as well.

    @anvilcloud: I agree.

    @Jan: that they are.

    @Marie: it is, yes.

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  9. The Dutch Golden Age, art is a favorite.

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  10. Lovely paintings all. Tough to pick a favourite.

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  11. Some beautiful paintings in this group.

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  12. Hello,
    The paintings are beautiful, I love the landscapes. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  13. Hay mucho dramatismo en el cuadro primero y unos bellos paisajes en algunos de esos cuadros.

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  14. I love the light in the Lacemaker.

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  15. Lovely Dutch master pieces ~

    Wishing you lgood health, laughter, and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. The Lacemaker--I can relate to the constant search for enough light to do the work.

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  17. I like Castle by the River and Lacemaker both wonderful paintings:)

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  18. I was reading about Job. Great paintings.

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  19. All are so good, my favourite is the Salomon van Ruysdael River Landscape.

    All the best Jan

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  20. I always loved van Ruysdael's windmills --I'm glad you shared one here!

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