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National Gallery of Art - DRAWINGS FOR PAINTINGS IN THE AGE OF REMBRANDT
Wednesday October 26, 2016
Cost: $55 Members, $85 Non-members VTRI182-10
Dutch landscapes, still lifes, and scenes of daily life painted in the 17th century possess a remarkable immediacy and authenticity, giving the impression that Dutch artists painted them from life. However, these subjects—as well as biblical and mythological subjects— were actually painted in studios, often using drawings as points of departure. Some 100 drawings and paintings by such renowned Golden Age artists as Jan van Goyen and Rembrandt van Rijn will reveal the many ways Dutch artists used preliminary drawings in the painting process. The exhibition will include sketchbooks, broad compositional drawings, individual figural motifs, counterproofs, and carefully ruled construction drawings. It will also examine the drawings artists made on their panel and canvas supports before painting their scenes. Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Fondation Custodia/ Frits Lugt Collection, Paris.