Exhibitions

Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes

07 Sep 2013 - 11 Nov 2013

Burnaby Art Gallery, BC

Both harbinger of danger and symbol of pride, the Dutch landscape and its typical motifs, such as the canals that criss-cross the country and the windmill, have been a source of infinite inspiration for the Dutch artists who have captured their essence and character over the centuries. With over sixty works on paper from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada,Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes explores the emergence of the Dutch landscape tradition in the early 17th century, its blossoming during the Golden Age, and its extension into the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the greatest Dutch artists, such as Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael and Rembrandt – represented in the exhibition with four of his famous etchings – brilliantly contributed to the rise of landscape as a full-blown pictorial genre. These developments were to influence the course of art history in the Netherlands. 

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Rembrandt van Rijn<br />
<em>The Windmill</em>(detail), 1641<br />
Etching on cream laid paper, 14.7 x 20.7 cm<br />
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa<br />
Gift in memory of Margaret Wade Labarge from her collection, 2010<br />
Photo © NGC

Rembrandt van Rijn
The Windmill(detail), 1641
Etching on cream laid paper, 14.7 x 20.7 cm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Gift in memory of Margaret Wade Labarge from her collection, 2010
Photo © NGC